20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 1 day
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. Let the collections at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Historic Site
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
4.6

2
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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 11th (Sun), stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group, then hike along Taggart Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration, and finally explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park road trip planning tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Grand Teton National Park, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Grand Teton
4.9
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Hiking Trail
Cascade Canyon Trail
4.9
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Hiking Trail
Taggart Lake
4.8

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley and take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

Before you visit Yellowstone National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Hayden Valley
4.7
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Must see
Old Faithful
4.5

1
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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then make a trip to Millennium Park, and then stop by Ernest Hemingway Birthplace.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary site.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Chicago to be warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

3
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New York City

New York City ©

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, stroll around The High Line, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New York City day trip planner.

Getting from Chicago to New York City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
9/11 Memorial
4.7
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Natural History Museum
American Museum of Natural History
4.2

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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 explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Visit Washington National Cathedral and Antietam National Battlefield for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, steep yourself in history at Georgetown University, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC holiday maker website.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
National Air and Space Museum
4.6

1
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Nashville

Nashville ©

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip builder tool.

Fly from Washington DC to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Nashville are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Nashville

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Lotz House Museum
4.8
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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
4.9

1
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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 24th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Las Vegas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nashville to Las Vegas. Traveling from Nashville in August, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature

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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, don't miss a visit to Battleship Missouri Memorial, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Waimea Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Honolulu trip planning website.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Honolulu in 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Honolulu. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Honolulu, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Scenic Walking Area
Diamond Head State Monument
4.7

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