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:  19​h 45​min
1
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
6
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Dubai

3
nights
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 7th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dallas World Aquarium, then see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Dallas. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then get great views at Reunion Tower.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas itinerary maker .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dallas is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 10 hours. In August, Dallas is slightly colder than Dubai - with highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, and then find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Houston Zoo, then admire the landmark architecture of Christ Church Cathedral, and then admire all the interesting features of Minute Maid Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Houston, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Dallas to Houston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Kemah Boardwalk ©
Kemah Boardwalk
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

You can fly from Houston to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Houston in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit cooler, around 17°C, while days are cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, get great views at Lookout Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Expect colder evenings in Yellowstone National Park when traveling from San Francisco in August, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, get great views at Powell Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning website .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and bus. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 19th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Orlando tour planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Orlando in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in Orlando are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are warmer (28°C). On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to Asbury Park Boardwalk, then take a leisurely stroll along Point Pleasant Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Jenkinson's Boardwalk. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Great Adventure and then examine the collection at Silverball Pinball Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read New York City road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Asbury Park, Point Pleasant Beach, Six Flags Great Adventure, New York Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Point Pleasant Beach ©
Point Pleasant Beach
Jenkinson's Boardwalk ©
Jenkinson's Boardwalk
Six Flags Great Adventure ©
Six Flags Great Adventure

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