20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New York City
— 3 nights
2
Chicago
— 1 night
3
Aspen
— 1 night
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
6
Los Angeles
— 1 night
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
8
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
9
San Francisco
— 4 nights

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
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 museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, and make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder website.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in New York City reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 5th (Wed), explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, thenwalk around Millennium Park, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chicago route planner.

Getting from New York City to Chicago by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: 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. In August in Chicago, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

1
night
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Chicago to Aspen in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Aspen. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect nights in Aspen to be much colder, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
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 7th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, stroll through Rim Trail, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9.5 hours. In August in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, thenadmire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, thenadmire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, cruise along Tioga Pass, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park tour itinerary maker tool.

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, Yosemite National Park is colder at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
night
South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 7 hours. In August in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Tours Transportation Outdoors

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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