20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Wawona
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then wander the streets of 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: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Seattle is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Dubai to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in October, expect Seattle to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then hike along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser and then explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Seattle in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

1
night
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): hike along Mariposa Grove, then take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View and then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Wawona travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Wawona takes 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Wawona, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Washington DC vacation builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wawona to Washington DC. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Wawona to Washington DC. Traveling from Wawona in October, you will find days in Washington DC are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then make a trip to Times Square, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in New York City are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and see the interesting displays at The Field Museum.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in Chicago at 11°C and lows at 1°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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