15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 3 nights
Washington DC
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
San Francisco
— 3 nights
— 2 nights


New York City

— 3 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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Times Square, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 3 nights
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.
National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are in your itinerary. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Washington DC online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips


— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, walk around Millennium Park, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and then take an in-depth tour of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chicago itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Chicago are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get great views at Twin Peaks, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and wander the streets of Union Square.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco attractions planner.

You can fly from Chicago to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Chicago to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip


— 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.
On the 27th (Tue), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally pick up some local products at Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then wander the streets of Pioneer Square.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Seattle online travel planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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.