20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Miami
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and SoMa. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like City Lights Booksellers and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, stop by The Embarcadero, identify plant and animal life at Fort Funston National Park, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

New York City

— 2 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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.for plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City tour builder site.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: highs in New York City hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Miami

— 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Shark Valley Visitor Center and Anhinga Trail. Take a break from Miami with a short trip to Gumbo Limbo Trail in Everglades National Park, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall and enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Miami route site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Miami takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Miami at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Canyon Village Marketplace. Shop till you drop at Lookout Studio and Hopi House. The adventure continues: trek along Rim Trail and engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Miami to Grand Canyon National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Miami to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Miami in January, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 7°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
The Strip and The Mob Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort and The Forum Shops at Caesars. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, stop by Barneys New York, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas tour planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are much hotter (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature · Fun & Games

Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, take a memorable drive along Makapu'u Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and hike along Diamond Head State Monument.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Honolulu in 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, things will get much hotter in Honolulu: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.