20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport
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New York City
— 3 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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Juneau
— 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. And it doesn't end there: stop by Fisherman's Wharf, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker tool.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kids will enjoy Tuolumne Meadows and Panorama Trail. Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, trek along Four Mile Trail, and get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

New York City

— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and 9/11 Memorial will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to New York City. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to New York City is 3 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in New York City, with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 3 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.
Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and White House make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC itinerary maker.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kids will enjoy Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and Nugget Falls. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Juneau travel planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Juneau in 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 4 hours. While traveling from Washington DC, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Juneau, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.

Alaska travel guide

4.6
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.