20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Baltimore
— 1 night
train:  45​min
7
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
8
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
10
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then make a trip to Montana Avenue, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park, then hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, then browse the different shops at The Grove, and finally look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, then admire the natural beauty at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and finally wander the streets of Sundance Square. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Frisco RoughRiders, learn about winemaking at Caudalie Crest Winery, do a tasting at Eden Hill Winery & Vineyard, then take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, then see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and finally take a stroll through Bishop Arts District.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas tour app .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Dallas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Dallas, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Dallas is somewhat warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Celina, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, Frisco RoughRiders
Highlights from your plan
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve ©
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

2
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.
On the 29th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, have fun at Target Field, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul, then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, then stroll around Minnehaha Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mill City Museum. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Mississippi Mile, take a stroll through Summit Avenue, tour the pleasant surroundings at Square Lake Park, admire the natural beauty at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Mary, and finally take a peaceful walk through Baker Park Reserve.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis vacation app .

You can fly from Dallas to Minneapolis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in August, things will get little chillier in Minneapolis: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Bloomington, Round Lake Park and Beach, Square Lake Park, Baker Park Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Baker Park Reserve ©
Baker Park Reserve
Summit Avenue
Summit Avenue

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and finally kick back and relax at Rosewood Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakefront Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Kathy Osterman Beach, then trek along Little Red Schoolhouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whihala Beach, and finally stroll through Oak Savannah Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Little Red Schoolhouse, Oak Savannah Trail, Whihala Beach, Cowles Bog, Rosewood Beach
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 2nd (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, take in the history at Chalmette National Historical Park, take a stroll through Royal Street, then get a taste of the local shopping with Frenchmen Street, then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and finally stop by Faulkner House Books.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans tour itinerary app .

You can fly from Chicago to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in September, New Orleans is warmer at night with lows of 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Baltimore.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

1
night
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
On the 3rd (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Aquarium, take a stroll through Fell's Point, take a tour of Historic Ships in Baltimore, try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, then sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, and finally take in the history at Fort McHenry National Monument.

Make your Baltimore itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Baltimore takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Baltimore is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New Orleans in September since evenings lows in Baltimore dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Fell's Point ©
Fell's Point

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Wed), take a stroll through Georgetown, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill, and finally examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Baltimore to Washington DC takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arlington, Old Town
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old North Church & Historic Site, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, get engrossed in the history at The Paul Revere House, then take a stroll through North End, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Granary Burying Ground, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, examine the collection at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, then get engrossed in the history at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, then wander the streets of Newbury Street, and finally stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Boston day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in Boston reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, The House of the Seven Gables, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Nahant Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

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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.
9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. Relax by the water at Point Lookout Beach and Ocean Grove Beach. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Sasko Beach (in Fairfield), Lido Beach (in Lido Beach) and Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach (in Stony Brook). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, play a few rounds at The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers, and explore the striking landscape of Hamilton Grange National Memorial.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read New York City route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Boston in September, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach, Ocean Grove Beach, Lido Beach, 8th Ave Jetty, Sasko Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 10th (Tue), wander the streets of The Castro, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, then kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through SoMa, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, then wander the streets of North Beach, and finally shop like a local with Union Square.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in September, San Francisco is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sculptured Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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