20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner
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Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, stroll around The High Line, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City driving holiday planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to New York City is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to New York City is minus 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro 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 18th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 3 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel route planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Grand Canyon National Park — 4 nights

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 22nd (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 2 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.
On the 26th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: try to win big at The Mirage, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Plan trip to Las Vegas with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
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Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

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.
On the 28th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Half Dome and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.
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Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco travel planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to fly to New Orleans.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
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New Orleans — 2 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.
On the 1st (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at Cabildo, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Jackson Square.

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You can fly from San Francisco to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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