20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  17​h
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
7
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Budapest

2
nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mother Cabrini Shrine, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Denver trip planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Denver is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Denver is minus 8 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Mother Cabrini Shrine, Echo Lake Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Summit Lake Park ©
Summit Lake Park

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner .

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. In August in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip site .

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 45°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 25th (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, and then make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park is minus 1 hour. In August, Death Valley National Park is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 43°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Popular historic sites such as El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier are in your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Malibu (El Pescador State Beach & Nicholas Canyon Beach). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Malibu, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

1
night
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stroll through Zoo Miami, see the interesting displays at Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Miami online road trip planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Miami in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Miami. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Miami. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Miami ©
Zoo Miami
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

2
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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Times Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Miami to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, New York City is a bit cooler than Miami - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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