18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Key West
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
9
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
End: Riyadh

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stroll through Kailua Beach Park. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach and then kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Honolulu is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Riyadh to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in December, things will get a bit warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kapiolani Regional Park ©
Kapiolani Regional Park

1
night
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 17th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Twin Peaks, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder site .

You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in December, things will get colder in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then take a stroll through Montana Avenue, and finally look for gifts at Amoeba Music. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, then stop by Bergamot Station, and finally see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online trip itinerary planner .

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 taxi, bus, and flight. In December, Los Angeles is warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Grand Canyon National Park. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, then stop by Verkamp's Curios, then get great views at Lookout Studio, and finally make a trip to Powell Point.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 8°C and lows are around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace

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 25th (Tue): stop by Barneys New York, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and finally don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©
Barneys New York ©
Barneys New York

1
day
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
On the 26th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Truman Little White House, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Key West attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Key West takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Key West due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect Key West to be warmer, temps between 30°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

1
night
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): wander the streets of Lincoln Road and then buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Miami trip website .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Miami takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lincoln Road
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Mall ©
Dolphin Mall
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

1
night
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Orlando online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Miami to Orlando takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Miami in December since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

1
night
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 29th (Sat), explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, and then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in December, things will get cooler in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

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