20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Seattle
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Austin
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Orlando
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Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Grove, Hollywood Sign and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign, and then shop like a local with The Grove.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Historic Sites

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Golden Gate Bridge as well as Alcatraz Island. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

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Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Austin.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches

Austin

— 5 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Take a break from the city and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt and Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The San Antonio River Walk and Tower of the Americas. Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: San Antonio (Natural Bridge Caverns, San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Zilker Metropolitan Park, see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, admire the striking features of The Driskill, and take in the exciting artwork at Wild About Music.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Austin road trip planning website.

You can fly from Seattle to Austin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in December; daily highs in Austin reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Orlando.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

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Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Orlando vacation maker app.

You can fly from Austin to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Austin to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in December, expect Orlando to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

New York City

— 6 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Liberty State Park. Head to Fifth Avenue and FAO Schwarzfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, stroll around Bryant Park, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New York City holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, New York City is colder than Orlando - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.