18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Doha


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3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. The adventure continues: explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online vacation maker .

Doha, Qatar to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Doha to San Francisco, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in August, expect San Francisco to be cooler, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Beaches
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hopi House and Canyon Village Marketplace. Get in touch with nature at Bright Angel Trail and Verkamp's Curios. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, trek along Rim Trail, and stroll through North Kaibab Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are slightly colder (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Cove and San Diego Zoo. Shop till you drop at Gaslamp Quarter and Hillcrest Farmers Market. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, and stroll through Mission Beach Park.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego day trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in San Diego. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

4
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.
Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Santa Monica Farmers Market). There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, immerse yourself in nature at Will Rogers State Beach, explore the galleries of La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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