20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Seattle
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Austin
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Orlando
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Grove, Hollywood Sign and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign, and then shop like a local with The Grove.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Historic Sites

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Golden Gate Bridge as well as Alcatraz Island. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

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Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

Austin

— 5 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Take a break from the city and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt and Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The San Antonio River Walk and Wild About Music. Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: San Antonio (Natural Bridge Caverns, San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Zilker Metropolitan Park, stroll through Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Bonnell.

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Getting from Seattle to Austin by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Austin. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in December; daily highs in Austin reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for Orlando.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors

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Orlando

— 2 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.
On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Orlando vacation maker app.

You can fly from Austin to Orlando in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Austin to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in December, expect Orlando to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

New York City

— 6 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Gantry Plaza State Park. Head to Fifth Avenue and SoHofor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, visit Times Square, and stop by FAO Schwarz.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect New York City to be much colder, temps between 10°C and 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.