20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly + bus:  20​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 1 night
2
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Baltimore
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Austin
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

1
night
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, then stroll through Henry Hudson Trail, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bliss Price Arboretum and Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Cold Spring Harbor State Park, then make a trip to Times Square, and then take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City journey planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to New York City is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to New York City is minus 12 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April: high temperatures in New York City hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New York City

Trails Parks 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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nights
New York City

New York City ©
Step out of the city life by going to Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge and Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Upper Delaware River and Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Derby Greenway (in Derby), Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge (in Wallkill) and Holtsville Ecology Site (in Holtsville). Explore New York City further: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shawangunk Mountains.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder site .

Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Baltimore.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge, Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary, Upper Delaware River, Derby Greenway, Shawangunk Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Upper Delaware River ©
Upper Delaware River
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge ©
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Alphonsus Church, then wander the streets of Fell's Point, then admire the architecture and history at Fort McHenry National Monument, and finally wander the streets of Inner Harbor.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Baltimore trip planner .

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 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can take a train 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Torpedo Factory Art Center, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC online trip planner .

Getting from Baltimore to Washington DC by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish 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
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.
On the 24th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Austin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Austin. In April, Austin is somewhat warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seaport Village and Point Loma. Visit Oceanside Pier and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: stroll through La Jolla Cove, pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip site .

Traveling by flight from Austin to San Diego takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Austin in April, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Crystal Cove. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Mission San Juan Capistrano. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Camarillo Premium Outlets in Camarillo, approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Craft & Folk Art Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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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.
Visit Castello di Amorosa and City Lights Booksellers for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery (in Santa Rosa) and Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail (in Bodega Bay). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace and explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in April, with highs in San Francisco at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

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