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
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Union Square, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday builder app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Dubai to San Francisco, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in May, with highs in San Francisco at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the landscape on two wheels at Yosemite Valley Biking, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

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 21st (Tue): see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally stroll through Santa Monica State Beach.

Start your trip to Los Angeles by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, try to win big at New York New York Casino, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online trip maker .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and North Kaibab Trail. On the 25th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take in a show at Hopi House, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 23°C, while nights are colder with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Times Square, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect warmer with lows of 15°C in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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