20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
9
Orlando
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
10
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Lisbon

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ocean Grove Beach and Bronx Zoo. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New York City itinerary maker site .

Lisbon, Portugal to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. 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 a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: stroll through National Zoological Park, view the masterpieces at Madame Tussauds DC, and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

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You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip 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
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls holiday maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

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

1
night
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): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, then make a trip to Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally make a trip to Buckingham Fountain.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago travel route builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up 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

2
nights
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 20th (Sat): take a stroll through Union Square, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the next day, cast your line with a fishing tour, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and then kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Fly from Chicago to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. In July, San Francisco is slightly colder than Chicago - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, then make a trip to Third Street Promenade, then get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary website .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and Kolb Studio. On the 25th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, look for gifts at Lookout Studio, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in July since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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 27th (Sat): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, and then make a trip to Bellagio Fountains. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. 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 warmer, around 32°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 47°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to 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
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
day
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): find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Las Vegas to Orlando in 9.5 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. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get slightly colder in Orlando: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Britto Central, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Miami route planner .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Miami takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

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

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