21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Anaheim
— 2 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
5
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Daytona Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Indianapolis

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bodega Dunes and San Francisco Bay. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through Union Square, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online itinerary planner .

Indianapolis to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Indianapolis to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Indianapolis in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Bodega Dunes
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Anaheim in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect Anaheim to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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.
Do your shopping at The Grove and Amoeba Music. Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Bronson Caves. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Malibu (El Pescador State Beach & Nicholas Canyon Beach). Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip planner .

Los Angeles is very close to Anaheim. In June, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Malibu
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

2
nights
Pigeon Forge

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and The Townsend Wye. Explore hidden gems such as The Old Mill and Parrot Mountain & Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Pigeon Forge: Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend) and Forbidden Caverns (in Sevierville). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Sevierville.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Los Angeles to Pigeon Forge takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in Pigeon Forge are a bit warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Sevierville, Townsend
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Zipline
Tuckaleechee Caverns ©
Tuckaleechee Caverns
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster ©
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Zipline. Explore hidden gems such as Clingmans Dome and Grotto Falls Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: Yellow Branch Pottery & Cheese (in Robbinsville), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cades Cove & Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail) and Nancy Tut's Christmas Shop (in Dillsboro). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, try for a hole-in-one at Hillbilly Golf, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Gatlinburg route builder app .

Gatlinburg is just a short distance from Pigeon Forge. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Nancy Tut's Christmas Shop, Yellow Branch Pottery & Cheese, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

3
nights
Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Visiting St. Augustine Beach and St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Beach at Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Daytona Beach: Faux Paws (in St. Augustine) and Frank Butler County Park West (in Saint Augustine Beach). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Andy Romano Beachfront Park and try for a hole-in-one at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Daytona Beach road trip planning tool .

Getting from Gatlinburg to Daytona Beach by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Gatlinburg in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Daytona Beach, with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Augustine, Ormond Beach
Highlights from your plan
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at World of Disney and Cocoa Beach. Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Premium Outlets - Vineland Avenue, and laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Orlando travel route planner.

You can drive from Daytona Beach to Orlando in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Orlando sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Cocoa Beach
Highlights from your plan
World of Disney ©
World of Disney
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach

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