22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  19​h
1
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Tucson
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Dubai

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Happily Ever After Fireworks. Change things up with a short trip to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, and catch some excitement at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Orlando trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Orlando is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Dubai to Orlando, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dubai in October: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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.
On the 16th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then admire the striking features of The Heights Theater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): meet the residents at Houston Zoo, have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt, and then find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Houston holiday maker .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Houston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Houston are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Kemah Boardwalk, The Seawall
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Kemah Boardwalk ©
Kemah Boardwalk

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Dallas World Aquarium. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District & Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery). There's still lots to do: get your game on at The Escape Game Dallas, examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, and walk around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dallas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Dallas when traveling from Houston in October, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fort Worth, The Escape Game Dallas
Highlights from your plan
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Dallas World Aquarium ©
Dallas World Aquarium
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©

4
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Family-friendly places like Shamrock Farms and Asarco Mineral Discovery Center will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tucson: Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory (in Mount Lemmon) and Biosphere 2 (in Oracle). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, meet the residents at Funny Foot Farm and Tucson Petting Zoo, explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, and find something for the whole family at Old Tucson.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tucson route planning site .

Traveling by flight from Houston to Tucson takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Houston in October since evenings lows in Tucson dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Shamrock Farms, Biosphere 2, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory, Asarco Mineral Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Shamrock Farms ©
Shamrock Farms
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory ©
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier and then make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles holiday maker .

You can fly from Tucson to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tucson in October, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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