20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards) and Swanson Vineyards Salon (in Rutherford). Dedicate the 3rd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company, and visit Chinatown.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Mumbai, India to San Francisco is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 13.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mumbai in December, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
The Mob Museum and Nostalgia Street Rods will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. There's much more to do: try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, have fun at Paris Las Vegas, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas journey planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in December since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Museums

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The National WWII Museum and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Your inner history buff will appreciate Garden District and Jackson Square. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, examine the collection at Cabildo, and take a stroll through Royal Street.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New Orleans takes 6 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 New Orleans. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Key West

— 3 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Get some cultural insight at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center and The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Key West side-trips: SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort (in Little Torch Key), Marathon (Marathon Garden Club & The Turtle Hospital) and Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, get interesting insight from Tours, and get engrossed in the history at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Key West itinerary maker tool.

Getting from New Orleans to Key West by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Key West is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Key West: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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 14th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip maker tool.

Fly from Key West to Washington DC in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, Washington DC is cooler than Key West - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

New York City

— 4 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.
9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to museum buffs. St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity Church will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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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.