13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Buffalo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cleveland
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Dubai

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue and then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read New York City tour itinerary site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Dubai in October, things will get much colder in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

1
night
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 9th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Buffalo online travel route planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Buffalo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in October, with highs in Buffalo at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

1
night
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh day trip planner .

You can drive from Buffalo to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You will leave for Cleveland on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Museums Outdoors

1
night
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cleveland day trip site .

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Cleveland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art

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 (Fri): admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, and then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from Cleveland to Los Angeles by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Cleveland in October, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Panorama Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Lincoln Park, then kick back and relax at China Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday site .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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