20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 1 night
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New York City
— 4 nights
3
Baltimore
— 1 night
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
5
Austin
— 1 night
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, hike along Henry Hudson Trail, and then stroll around Bliss Price Arboretum and Wildlife Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Cold Spring Harbor State Park, go for a walk through Times Square, and then wander the streets of Fifth Avenue.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to New York City is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to New York City due to the time zone difference. In April, New York City is colder than Ho Chi Minh City - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Bliss Price Arboretum and Wildlife Sanctuary, Cold Spring Harbor State Park, Henry Hudson Trail
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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New York City

New York City ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Holtsville Ecology Site and Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve. Get outdoors at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge and Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Upper Delaware River (in Narrowsburg), Derby Greenway (in Derby) and Shawangunk Mountains (in Woodstock).

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City itinerary planner.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Baltimore.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Upper Delaware River, Derby Greenway, Holtsville Ecology Site, Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Upper Delaware River ©
Upper Delaware River
Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve ©
Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Alphonsus Church, take a stroll through Fell's Point, thenexplore the striking landscape of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Inner Harbor.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Baltimore trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from New York City to Baltimore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Baltimore, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Fell's Point ©
Fell's Point
Saint Alphonsus Church ©
Saint Alphonsus Church

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, thenexamine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, thenview the masterpieces at Torpedo Factory Art Center, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, thenget engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Baltimore to Washington DC in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Arlington National Cemetery, Torpedo Factory Art Center
Highlights from your plan
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Austin journey planning website.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Austin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in April; daily highs in Austin reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

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nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Get some cultural insight at Point Loma and Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Oceanside Pier. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Seaport Village, and don't miss a visit to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Diego online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Austin to San Diego in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Austin in April: highs in San Diego hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Crystal Cove and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Getty Center and Mission San Juan Capistrano. Change things up with a short trip to Camarillo Premium Outlets in Camarillo (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, admire the masterpieces at Craft Contemporary, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Crystal Cove, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castello di Amorosa and Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery in Santa Rosa--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, get curious at Exploratorium, and shop like a local with Union Square.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco journey planning website.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in April, with highs in San Francisco at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery, Castello di Amorosa, Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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