17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  19​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
New Orleans
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  6​h
7
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Cairo

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then wander the streets of Union Square, and then don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Cairo, Egypt to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 10 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairo in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

2
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kailua Beach Park and Sunset Beach Park. Change things up with a short trip to Waimea Bay in Haleiwa (about 54 minutes away). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, Honolulu is much warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

1
night
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 29th (Sat): look for gifts at Fugetsu-Do, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then stop by Bergamot Station, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Studio City Farmers Market, then enjoy some music at Melrose Trading Post, then browse the different shops at The Grove, and finally stop by Hollywood & Highland.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Honolulu in December: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Nightlife Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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 31st (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, then stop by Hopi House, and finally get great views at Lookout Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Verkamp's Curios and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 8°C and lows at -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): browse the different shops at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, shop like a local with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then stop by Barneys New York, and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online road trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are much warmer (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Barneys New York ©
Barneys New York

1
day
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New York City itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in January, expect nights in New York City to be much colder, around -5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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