20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 1 day
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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Narragansett
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boston
— 2 nights
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Franconia
— 1 night
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Burlington
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, visit Fisherman's Wharf, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip app.

Jakarta, Indonesia to San Francisco is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -15 hour difference. Traveling from Jakarta in August, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

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 1st (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, then shop like a local with The Strip, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try your luck at Paris Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then try to win big at Casino at the MGM Grand, and finally try your luck at New York New York Casino.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (45°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos · Fun & Games · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Nashville

— 1 day

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, take a stroll through Downtown Franklin, and then contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Nashville takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Nashville. In September, Nashville is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 1 night
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 4th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip maker tool.

Getting from Nashville to Washington DC by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gettysburg

— 1 night
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, then gain interesting insight with Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Gettysburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Gettysburg to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 7th (Fri), wander the streets of Fifth Avenue and then explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New York City vacation planner.

Drive from Gettysburg to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gettysburg in September, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Narragansett.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Narragansett

— 2 nights
Narragansett is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. On the 9th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Salty Brine State Beach and then kick back and relax at Goosewing Beach Preserve. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Roger W. Wheeler State Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Misquamicut State Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Narragansett road trip tool.

Drive from New York City to Narragansett in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Narragansett hover around 27°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Narragansett

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stroll through Nantasket Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nahant Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and then look for gifts at Brookline Booksmith.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Narragansett to Boston in 1.5 hours. September in Boston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Franconia.

Things to do in Boston

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Franconia

— 1 night
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll around Dog Mountain Home of Stephen Huneck Gallery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Echo Lake Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Franconia online tour planner.

You can drive from Boston to Franconia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Boston in September, Franconia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Burlington.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Burlington

— 1 night
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): choose your vessel at Whistling Man Schooner Company.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Burlington vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Franconia to Burlington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Franconia in September since evenings lows in Burlington dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Burlington

Outdoors · Transportation · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then don't miss a visit to Millennium Park.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chicago online holiday maker.

You can fly from Burlington to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Burlington in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Chicago. You will leave for home on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Parks

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

Rhode Island travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.

New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations · Ski Areas
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.

Vermont travel guide

4.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Hiking Trails
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.