20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Detroit
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h
End: Dublin

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Twin Peaks. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online itinerary planner .

Dublin, Ireland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Dublin to San Francisco. In June, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Dublin - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
On the 24th (Mon), make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles visit planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Tom Devlin's Monster Museum, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Strip, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 46°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Tom Devlin's Monster Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry. Get some historical perspective at Millennium Park and Fourth Presbyterian Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Deer Grove Forest Preserve (in Palatine), Prairie Wolf Slough (in Highland Park) and Cowles Bog (in Chesterton). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, stroll through Lincoln Park Zoo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chicago visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Chicago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Chicago is 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect nights in Chicago to be a bit cooler, around 20°C, while days are much colder, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Prairie Wolf Slough, Deer Grove Forest Preserve, Cowles Bog
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

3
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial and Motown Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and Maumee Bay State Park. Explore Detroit's surroundings by going to Put in Bay (Heineman Winery & Put-in-Bay Winery). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, take a stroll through Campus Martius Park, and admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Detroit holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Detroit takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Detroit are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Put in Bay, Dearborn, Maumee Bay State Park, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge ©
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

4
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 Bronx Zoo and The Pond. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, stroll through East River Waterfront Esplanade, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Detroit to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Detroit in July, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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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