20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
New Orleans
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Orlando
— 1 day
Fly:  9​h 15​min
8
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and The Grammy Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Will Rogers State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Santa Monica Farmers Market). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, and then stroll through La Jolla Shores Park. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Children's Pool, enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip site .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in San Diego hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Black's Beach ©
Black's Beach
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

1
day
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
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 6th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read New Orleans online day trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to New Orleans by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: high temperatures in New Orleans hover around 33°C and lows are around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 7th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago sightseeing planner .

Fly from New Orleans to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in June, Chicago is colder at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
On the 8th (Mon), examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Chicago to Washington DC by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Washington DC, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Historic Sites
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, then learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, then get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, and finally stop by Kalustyan's. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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day
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.
On the 12th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, stop by The Mall at Millenia, then tee off at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Orlando trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Orlando by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Orlando

Golf Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf

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night
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.
On the 13th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and finally shop like a local with The Strip. On your second day here, stop by Barneys New York, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, then try to win big at New York New York Casino, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planning app .

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Orlando to Las Vegas in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Orlando to Las Vegas. While traveling from Orlando, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 46°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Nature Historic Sites
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 15th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Lovers Point, admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Carmel by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect Carmel to be cooler, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Visit Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers for their historical value. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through Twin Peaks, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip website .

Drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 19th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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