20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  8​h
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Minneapolis
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Dallas
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Los Angeles to Washington DC is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect Washington DC to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Arlington
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. Get outdoors at Narwhal Yacht Charters and Bronx Zoo. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Times Square, get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, and don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City journey builder app .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

3
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Walden Pond State Reservation and Freedom Trail. Get some cultural insight at Museum of Fine Arts and Beacon Hill. Step out of Boston with an excursion to Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield--about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Newbury Street, wander the streets of North End, and take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Boston by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Boston reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods Nature Parks

Side Trips

Walden Pond State Reservation, Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
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North End ©
North End
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation

3
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Get in touch with nature at Mill Ruins Park and Minnehaha Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Next Chapter Winery and Minneapolis Institute of Art. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, contemplate the long history of Historic Fort Snelling, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Minneapolis road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Minneapolis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to Minneapolis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in November, things will get a bit cooler in Minneapolis: highs are around 7°C and lows about -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Mall of America, Next Chapter Winery
Highlights from your plan
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Historic Fort Snelling ©
Historic Fort Snelling

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Lotz House Museum and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Radnor Lake State Park and Centennial Park. There's much more to do: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planning app .

You can fly from Minneapolis to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Nashville is a bit warmer than Minneapolis - with highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

4
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Center for Animal Research & Education and Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Get out of town with these interesting Dallas side-trips: The Links at Land's End (in Yantis) and Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Fort Worth Zoo, & more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Bishop Arts District, pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, and examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dallas trip planner.

Fly from Nashville to Dallas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dallas when traveling from Nashville in November, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Center for Animal Research & Education, The Links at Land's End
Highlights from your plan
Fort Worth Zoo ©
Fort Worth Zoo

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