20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Las Vegas
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New York City
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Washington DC
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Miami
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New Orleans
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Los Angeles — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore hidden gems such as The Getty Center and The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and The Gamble House will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica (Ocean Avenue & 26-Mile Bike Path). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online attractions planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 11°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 4th (Wed), kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 3 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Shelby American Inc and Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pinball Hall of Fame and Titanic. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Green Valley Range in Henderson--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and get curious at Bodies The Exhibition.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.
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New York City — 3 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel, and explore the galleries of The Met Cloisters.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the New York City holiday planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to New York City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect New York City to be little chillier, temps between 5°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and National Museum of Women in the Arts. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and National Museum of African Art. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, explore the world behind art at Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and trek along U.S. National Arboretum.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC day trip tool.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Miami.
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Miami — 1 night

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 16th (Mon), visit Art Deco Historic District, get to know the fascinating history of Lincoln Road, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in January: high temperatures in Miami hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 2 nights

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 17th (Tue), make a trip to Jackson Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, stop by Faulkner House Books, then explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and then pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Miami to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Miami in January, with highs in New Orleans at 17°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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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