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:  15​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Point Pleasant Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cape May Court House
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
4
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Solvang
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
12
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Dubai

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial and then explore and take pictures at Central Park.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New York City visit planning tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Point Pleasant Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums 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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Point Pleasant Beach

Point Pleasant Beach ©
Point Pleasant Beach is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. On the 17th (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Belmar Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jenkinson's Boardwalk.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Point Pleasant Beach road trip tool .

You can drive from New York City to Point Pleasant Beach in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Point Pleasant Beach dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cape May Court House.

Things to do in Point Pleasant Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Belmar Beach
Highlights from your plan
Belmar Beach ©
Belmar Beach
Jenkinson's Boardwalk ©
Jenkinson's Boardwalk

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Cape May Court House

Cape May Court House ©
Cape May Court House is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Middle Township in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): meet the residents at Cape May County Park & Zoo, then look for gifts at Wildwood Boardwalk, and then kick back and relax at North Wildwood Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cape May Court House trip builder .

You can drive from Point Pleasant Beach to Cape May Court House in 2 hours. August in Cape May Court House sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Cape May Court House

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wildwood Boardwalk, North Wildwood Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
North Wildwood Beach ©
North Wildwood Beach
Wildwood Boardwalk ©
Wildwood Boardwalk

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, don't miss a visit to Old Falls Street, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cape May Court House to Niagara Falls. Traveling from Cape May Court House in August, plan for little chillier nights in Niagara Falls, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls Observation Tower ©
Niagara Falls Observation Tower

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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 20th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, examine the collection at Travel Town, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles sightseeing tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Los Angeles in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Niagara Falls to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. August in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 22nd (Wed), hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally stop by Bergamot Station.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica trip itinerary planning tool .

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in Santa Monica are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Beaches Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station

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night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Anaheim trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Santa Monica to Anaheim in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of tram and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Monica in August: highs in Anaheim hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll through Children's Pool and then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Anaheim in August, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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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 25th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and then browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online trip maker .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, around 29°C, while days are much hotter, around 45°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Solvang.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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Solvang

Solvang ©
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the history at La Purisima State Historical Park, learn about winemaking at Carhartt Vineyard, and then do a tasting at Rusack Vineyards.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Solvang trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Solvang in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in Solvang to be colder, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carhartt Vineyard, La Purisima State Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Rusack Vineyards ©
Rusack Vineyards
La Purisima State Historical Park ©
La Purisima State Historical Park
Carhartt Vineyard ©
Carhartt Vineyard

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll through Partington Cove, then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Big Sur attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Solvang to Big Sur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Solvang in August: highs in Big Sur hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

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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 28th (Tue): engage your brain at Exploratorium and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

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

You can drive from Big Sur to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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