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 + Drive:  28​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
6
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Yellowstone Institute, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elephant Back Mountain, then take in the natural beauty of Blue Star Spring, and finally stop by Fishing Bridge General Store. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Aurum Geyser.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planning site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in January, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between -5°C and -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain
Monument Geyser Basin ©
Monument Geyser Basin
Fishing Bridge General Store ©
Fishing Bridge General Store

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): wander the streets of Union Square, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally stop by Flax.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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 15th (Tue): hit the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then make a trip to Valley View, then fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip maker .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -12°C, while days are little chillier, around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

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night
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.
On the 17th (Thu), stop by Barneys New York, then browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 9 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Canyon Village Marketplace and Grand Canyon National Park. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum, stroll through Rim Trail, and make a trip to Point Sublime.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in January, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Pima Point ©
Pima Point

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take a stroll through SoHo, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, then take a stroll through Times Square, and finally wander the streets of Fifth Avenue. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Tiffany & Co. and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, with lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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