18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Dubai

3
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.
Relax by the water at Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. Get some cultural insight at Mission San Juan Capistrano and Griffith Observatory. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour itinerary planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Los Angeles is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Los Angeles is minus 12 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Mission San Juan Capistrano
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Waterskiing & Jetskiing and The Mob Museum. Get outdoors at Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Nature Tours

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Appreciate the collections at Gettysburg Museum of History and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Fort McHenry National Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to The Walters Art Museum (in Baltimore), Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery & Gettysburg National Military Park) and U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC tour planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Washington DC in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Washington DC is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg, Baltimore, Old Town, U.S. Naval Academy
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Gettysburg Museum of History ©
Gettysburg Museum of History

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at SoHo and Chelsea Market. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, take a stroll through Times Square, explore and take pictures at Washington Square Park, and walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

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Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hyde Park
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

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