20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Train
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Orlando
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Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly

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New York City

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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder tool.

Washington DC to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then stop by Fisherman's Wharf.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in San Francisco at 59°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
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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.
Kids will enjoy Badger Pass Ski Area and Half Dome. Get outdoors at Vernal Fall and YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, grab your bike and head to Yosemite Valley Biking, pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, and contemplate the waterfront views at Merced River.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online route planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (46°F), and nights are cooler (14°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
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Las Vegas

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 14th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature
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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.
Visiting Grand Canyon Village and Grand Canyon South Rim will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the 18th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, make a trip to Pipe Creek Vista, and take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 15°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Orlando

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.
Bring the kids along to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 20th (Sun) at Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 21st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Orlando by combination of bus and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Orlando, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, with highs in Orlando at 77°F and lows at 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
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United States travel guide

4.5
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.