20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Orlando, Florida
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Austin
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5​h 30​min
8
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  21​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday maker tool .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Museum of Fine Arts and Sandwich Glass Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Heritage Museums & Gardens (in Sandwich) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, steep yourself in history at The Paul Revere House, browse the exhibits of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, and explore the engaging exhibits at Boston Children's Museum.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary app .

Fly from San Francisco to Boston in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Boston, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sandwich, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Children's Museum ©
Boston Children's Museum
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

3
nights
Orlando, Florida

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.
Attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Disney's Hollywood Studios make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Orlando using our trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July in Orlando, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): look for gifts at Waterloo Records, then contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, then have some family-friendly fun at Urban Axes Austin, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Austin road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Austin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Orlando in July, expect nights in Austin to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Austin

Fun & Games Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Urban Axes Austin ©
Urban Axes Austin

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel route builder site .

You can fly from Austin to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Austin to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Austin in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 47°C and lows reach 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, get a taste of the local shopping with State Street Underpass, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, Santa Barbara is cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

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