20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 1 day
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Miami
— 1 night

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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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Ocean Grove Beach (in Ocean Grove) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). There's more to do: take a stroll through Times Square and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City online vacation planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Lisbon to New York City. Traveling from Lisbon in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ocean Grove Beach, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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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 16th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, take in the exciting artwork at Madame Tussauds DC, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds and then revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Niagara Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get slightly colder in Niagara Falls: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Shopping · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA ©
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

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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 19th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, make a trip to Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chicago day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago due to the time zone difference. July in Chicago sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): wander the streets of Union Square, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco travel route planning tool.

Getting from Chicago to San Francisco by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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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.
On the 22nd (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, shop like a local with Montana Avenue, then get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, then wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles route builder.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step out of the city life by going to Bright Angel Trail and Kolb Studio. The adventure continues: trek along Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then wander the streets of The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas tour planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 32°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 47°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): kick back and relax at Discovery Cove.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip itinerary website.

Fly from Las Vegas to Orlando in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Orlando, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Orlando at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Beaches · Theme Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 30th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Britto Central, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then kick back and relax at South Beach, then stop by Art Deco Historic District, and finally browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Miami day trip website.

You can fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach