20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  13​h
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Walt Disney Family Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our San Francisco online itinerary planner .

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in December, things will get colder in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum

3
nights
Aspen

Aspen
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Aspen trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from San Francisco to Aspen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Aspen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect Aspen to be much colder, temps between 1°C and -14°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Tours

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Take a break from the city and head to Bushkill Falls and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Central Valley to see Woodbury Common Premium Outlets about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, wander the streets of SoHo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Met Cloisters.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Aspen to New York City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Aspen in December: highs in New York City hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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.
On the 5th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden and then take an in-depth tour of Smithsonian American Art Museum.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Washington DC are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Torpedo Factory Art Center, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 8th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, then stop by Honolulu Cookie Company Hilton Hawaiian Village, then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and finally trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

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

Getting from Washington DC to Honolulu by combination of subway, bus, and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. In January, Honolulu is warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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