21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Wawona
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): stroll through The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. On your second day here, learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Wayfarers Chapel, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

New York City

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Seaside Park Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Frick Collection. Venture out of the city with trips to Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of The Met Cloisters, stop by Dumbo, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New York City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to New York City is 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Orlando

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ormond Beach and Beach at Daytona Beach. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Orlando with a short trip to Stetson Mansion in DeLand, about 50 minutes away. It doesn't end there: get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets and look for gifts at The LEGO Store.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Orlando sightseeing tool.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Orlando reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Appreciate the collections at The National WWII Museum and Escape My Room New Orleans. Do some cultural sightseeing at Garden District and Whitney Plantation. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Folsom to see Global Wildlife Center about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, look for gifts at Boutique du Vampyre, and contemplate the long history of Hermann-Grima House.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans road trip planner.

You can fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to New Orleans. Traveling from Orlando in October, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Wawona

— 2 nights
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point and then take some stellar pictures from Half Dome.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Wawona journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from New Orleans to Wawona. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Wawona. When traveling from New Orleans in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Wawona: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Walt Disney Family Museum and Legion of Honor. Explore hidden gems such as Marin Headlands and Presidio of San Francisco. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Union Square, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, and trek along Lands End.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route planner.

Traveling by car from Wawona to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Wawona in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Los Angeles

City of Angels

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles journey builder tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. On the 7th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

Yosemite National Park travel guide

4.6
World heritage site · Geologic Formations · Waterfalls
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. There isn't just one icon by which the park defines itself; visitors divide their attention between the smooth, round, and colossal face of Half Dome, the sheer cliff of El Capitan, the striking Upper Yosemite Falls, the mighty Vernal Falls, and the widely stretched Yosemite Valley. This landscape draws outdoor enthusiasts with its array of hiking trails, rock-climbing routes, and fishing rivers and streams. Casual visitors feel at home here too, thanks to the handful of paved roads that provide easy vehicle access to numerous vista points and trailheads. Yosemite sees 3.7 million visitors per year on average, but 95 percent of the park is wilderness that offers the opportunity to glimpse black bears, bighorn sheep, and mountain lions.