15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Dubai

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Times Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, walk around Central Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Dubai to New York City due to the time zone difference. In August, New York City is colder than Dubai - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
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.
National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and The National Archives Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, examine the collection at Newseum, and explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip app .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
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): examine the collection at The Field Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and then contemplate the long history of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace.

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oak Park
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards. Get some historical perspective at Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Pride Mountain Vineyards in St. Helena, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planning app .

Getting from Chicago to San Francisco by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to San Francisco. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

St. Helena
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Space Needle, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then take a stroll through Pioneer Square.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Seattle visit planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Seattle hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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