20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  7​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
7
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
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 10th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and then take in the exciting artwork at Torpedo Factory Art Center.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Washington DC is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Washington DC is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Torpedo Factory Art Center, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
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 12th (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, then examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, then look for gifts at Hatch Show Print, and finally see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nashville driving holiday planning app .

You can fly from Washington DC to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, then examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, then shop like a local with El Nicho, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Keshi. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, and then view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe holiday maker .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Santa Fe takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nashville in October: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 24°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and then shop like a local with The Strip. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, then have fun at Machine Guns Vegas, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
On the 17th (Thu), hike along Panorama Trail, view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Curry Village Ice Rink, and finally get great views at Mono Lake Vista Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then make a trip to Yosemite Village, then browse the eclectic array of goods at El Portal Market, and finally stroll through Four Mile Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip maker app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

El Portal Market, Mono Lake Vista Point
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Portal Market ©
El Portal Market
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and NFL Shop Pier 39. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and get curious at Exploratorium.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco attractions planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Charles M. Schulz Museum
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Charles M. Schulz Museum ©
Charles M. Schulz Museum
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

2
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Baldwin Home Museum, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then examine the collection at Whalers Village Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Keawakapu Beach. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Punakea Palms Coconut Farm, admire the masterpieces at Art On Market, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park II.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Lahaina takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get a bit warmer in Lahaina: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kamaole Beach Park II, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Art On Market, Keawakapu Beach, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Art On Market ©
Art On Market
Whalers Village Museum ©
Whalers Village Museum

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor and US Army Museum of Hawaii. Shop till you drop at Ala Moana Center and Honolulu Cookie Company Hilton Hawaiian Village. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial, see the interesting displays at Bishop Museum, explore the galleries of Queen Emma Summer Palace, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor ©
Bishop Museum ©
Bishop Museum

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