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:  17​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Austin
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 15​min
6
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h
8
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
9
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Green Lake Park and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seattle holiday planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Seattle is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -12 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Seattle reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Washburn Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, examine the collection at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then get engrossed in the history at Parsons Memorial, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Seattle to Yosemite National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in December, expect cooler with lows of -11°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, expect Los Angeles to be much hotter, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Desert Botanical Garden.

Planning Phoenix trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Los Angeles to Phoenix by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Phoenix are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Austin online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Phoenix to Austin in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Austin. In December, daytime highs in Austin are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Trails Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©

1
night
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 21st (Sat), get your game on at The Escape Game Dallas, appreciate the history behind Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, then examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and finally see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dallas online journey maker .

Traveling by bus from Austin to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Austin in December: highs in Dallas hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Escape Game Dallas
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 22nd (Sun), learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Chalmette National Historical Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New Orleans vacation builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Dallas in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chalmette National Historical Park ©
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Atlanta trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from New Orleans to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in December, Atlanta is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Atlanta

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fox Theatre ©
Fox Theatre
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park

1
night
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the striking features of Hartwood Acres, identify plant and animal life at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, then admire all the interesting features of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and finally see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pittsburgh trip planner .

You can fly from Atlanta to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in December, things will get little chillier in Pittsburgh: highs are around 6°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hartwood Acres, Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve ©
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, then gain insight at Georgetown University, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC driving holiday planning site .

You can fly from Pittsburgh to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in December: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Get outdoors at Hamilton Grange National Memorial and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Times Square, explore the landscape on two wheels at East River Waterfront Esplanade, and walk around Central Park.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Central Park ©
Central Park

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