21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
+2
bus + train + Fly:  21​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
5
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Abu Dhabi


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2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On the next day, engage your brain at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder tool .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in March: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Mariposa Grove.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder site .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 13°C, while nights are colder with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 11th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas attractions planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, with highs in Las Vegas at 27°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

2
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.
On the 12th (Thu), trek along Bright Angel Trail and then stroll through South Kaibab Trail. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel planning site .

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 16°C, while nights are colder with lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and Galveston (The Strand, Bishop's Palace, & more). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Houston tour itinerary tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Houston in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Houston due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Houston, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Galveston, Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Room Escape Games
Kemah Boardwalk ©
Kemah Boardwalk

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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks, get your game on at Nomadic, and get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planner .

Fly from Houston to Orlando in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to Orlando, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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.
Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Orlando in March: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 15°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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