20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  25​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Kekaha, Kauai
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Minneapolis
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
8
Columbus
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  6​h
9
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Chennai

2
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 2nd (Mon), see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kailua Beach Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then get engrossed in the history at USS Arizona Memorial.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu journey maker app .

Chennai, India to Honolulu is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Honolulu is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Chennai in September, you will find days in Honolulu are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kekaha.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

1
night
Kekaha, Kauai

Kekaha is a census-designated place in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 4th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kekaha trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Kekaha in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kekaha can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Kekaha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Waimea Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park

2
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Hanakapiai Falls, then stroll through Tunnels Beach, and then kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hanalei tour planner .

You can drive from Kekaha to Hanalei in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hanalei are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauai, Na Pali Coast State Park
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then admire all the interesting features of Twin Peaks.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning app .

You can fly from Hanalei to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Hanalei in September, with highs in San Francisco at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation planning app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then wander the streets of The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, and then explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then take a peaceful walk through Crosby Farm Regional Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Raptor Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kordiak County Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Minneapolis online trip builder .

Fly from Las Vegas to Minneapolis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. In September, Minneapolis is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Kordiak County Park
Highlights from your plan
Crosby Farm Regional Park ©
Crosby Farm Regional Park
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
The Raptor Center ©
The Raptor Center

1
day
Columbus

Columbus ©
Columbus is a city in the U.S. On the 14th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Columbus online attractions planner .

Getting from Minneapolis to Columbus by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Columbus. Traveling from Minneapolis in September, things will get a bit warmer in Columbus: highs are around 36°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums
Highlights from your plan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art. On the next day, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC route builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Columbus to Washington DC in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. When traveling from Columbus in September, plan for little chillier days in Washington DC, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Times Square, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. September in New York City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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