16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then wander the streets of Times Square, and then make a trip to Empire State Building.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New York City driving holiday planning tool .

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. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park

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.
On the 5th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and finally contemplate the long history of Georgetown University.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC itinerary builder app .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

few
hours
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 7th (Wed): explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, and then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chicago sightseeing planning app .

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. August in Chicago sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Cloud Gate ©
Cloud Gate

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in August, plan for little chillier nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, Las Vegas is warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
nights
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 10th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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 14th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of S Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then trek along Artist Point. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Expect much colder evenings in Yellowstone National Park when traveling from San Francisco in August, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail

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