20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

6
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.
For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or Tiles For America. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Black Creek Preserve (in Esopus) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Times Square, explore the landscape on two wheels at East River Waterfront Esplanade, go for a walk through Central Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary site .

London, UK 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 and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to New York City is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in June, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Black Creek Preserve, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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 28th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip planning website .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
Eastern Market ©
Eastern Market

1
night
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 29th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Annenberg Community Beach House, then wander the streets of Montana Avenue, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in June, with highs in Los Angeles at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Annenberg Community Beach House ©
Annenberg Community Beach House

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Exploratorium and Twin Peaks. Get some historical perspective at Golden Gate Bridge and Filbert Steps. Venture out of the city with trips to Safari West (in Santa Rosa), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). Dedicate the 8th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through SoMa, and shop like a local with Union Square.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco visit planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Wine Tours & Tastings, Safari West, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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