20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Minneapolis
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Des Moines
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Chicago
— 2 nights
End: Chicago

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fisherman's Wharf, Crissy Field, Union Square, and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Legion of Honor. It doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace and admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation trip planner.

If you are flying in from Cambodia, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bellagio Fountains. On the 20th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, then engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition, then get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, around 27°C, while days are warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum
Titanic ©
Titanic

4
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 some cultural insight at Minneapolis Institute of Art and Fort Snelling State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Pepin and Minneopa State Park. Go for a jaunt from Minneapolis to Spring Valley to see Crystal Cave about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Mall of America and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Saint Mary.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Minneapolis custom trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Minneapolis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Minneapolis is 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Minneapolis reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Minneopa State Park, Fort Snelling State Park, Lake Pepin, Crystal Cave, Mall of America
Highlights from your plan
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Crystal Cave ©
Crystal Cave

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Navy Pier. Explore hidden gems such as Silver Beach County Park and Chicago Riverwalk. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and St. Joseph Lighthouses. Go for a jaunt from Chicago to Utica to see Starved Rock State Park about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and examine the collection at The Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Chicago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, Starved Rock State Park, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
Highlights from your plan
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Richard H. Driehaus Museum ©
Richard H. Driehaus Museum

4
nights
Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Maytag Dairy Farm and Clive Greenbelt Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Tassel Ridge Winery and West End Architectural Salvage. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Des Moines: Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and Prairie Learning Center (in Prairie City) and Lake Red Rock (in Knoxville). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, explore the activities along Saylorville lake, and learn about winemaking at Summerset Winery.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Des Moines trip builder.

Fly from Chicago to Des Moines in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Des Moines sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tassel Ridge Winery, Saylorville lake, Summerset Winery, Lake Red Rock, Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and Prairie Learning Center
Highlights from your plan
Tassel Ridge Winery ©
Tassel Ridge Winery
Summerset Winery ©
Summerset Winery

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River and then immerse yourself in nature at Indiana Dunes State Park. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, then stop by Albanese Candy Factory, and finally revel in the low prices at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chicago online itinerary creator.

You can fly from Des Moines to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets, Indiana Dunes State Park, Albanese Candy Factory
Highlights from your plan
Indiana Dunes State Park ©
Indiana Dunes State Park
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Chicago River ©
Chicago River

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