18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
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Omaha
— 3 nights
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Indianapolis
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, stroll around Crissy Field, and wander the streets of Union Square.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to San Francisco is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jeddah in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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Salt Lake City

— 4 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Attractions like Rocky Mountain Outfitters and Cowabunga Bay make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Park City (Boulder Mountain Ranch at Deer Valley & Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway), Provo (Provo City Center Temple & Provo Canyon) and Timpanogos Cave National Monument (in American Fork). There's lots more to do: make a splash at AQUA x ZONE, get off the beaten track with an ATV tour, engage your brain at Wheeler Historic Farm, and enjoy breathtaking views from Memorial Hill.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip builder site.

Fly from San Francisco to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Salt Lake City. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Salt Lake City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly to Omaha.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Omaha

— 3 nights

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Henry Doorly Zoo and The Durham Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Museum of American Speed (in Lincoln) and Platte River State Park (in Louisville). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Joslyn Art Museum, have fun and explore at Omaha Children's Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, and look for gifts at Old Market Candy Shop.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Omaha vacation planner.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Omaha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Omaha due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Omaha, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Indianapolis

— 4 nights

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exotic Feline Rescue Center and Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Indianapolis: The Miller House and Garden (in Columbus) and Terre Haute (Deming Park & Vigo County Courthouse). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Indianapolis Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Scottish Rite Cathedral, stroll around Eagle Creek Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint John Evangelist Catholic Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Omaha to Indianapolis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Omaha to Indianapolis. In August, daytime highs in Indianapolis are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.