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 10th (Mon), 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 11th (Tue) 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, then admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Georgetown University. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum.

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 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
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 14th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

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 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums 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 15th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, and finally stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park journey app .

You can 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 changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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 16th (Sun): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

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

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. 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 16th (Sun) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online vacation planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

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 19th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
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 21st (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, don't miss a visit to Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail. 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 22nd (Sat) 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
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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