17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  19​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
4
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Dubai


2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 10th (Thu), wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Dubai to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in January, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 9°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 16th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
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.
On the 19th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online holiday planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 7°C and -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

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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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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