12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Dubai
Fly:  15​h 45​min
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 1 night
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Dubai

3
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Long Beach and Gateway National Recreation. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Times Square, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and explore the activities along Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New York City custom trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in November: high temperatures in New York City hover around 57°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Gateway National Recreation, Long Beach
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Gateway National Recreation ©
Gateway National Recreation
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

1
day
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Thu), wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, then stroll through Alcatraz Island, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in San Francisco at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

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Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, then examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Third Street Promenade.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Nightlife

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Santa Monica
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Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier

4
days
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Let the collections at The Mob Museum and Madame Tussauds Las Vegas capture your imagination. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Valley of Fire State Park in Overton--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, take a memorable tour with Tours, and see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect Las Vegas to be a bit cooler, temps between 68°F and 47°F. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Nature

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Valley of Fire State Park
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

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