22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  21​h
End: Abu Dhabi

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.
Bring the kids along to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Cedar Beach. Popular historic sites such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Paul's Catholic Church are in your itinerary. When in New York City, make a side trip to see William Trent House Museum in Trenton, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at New York Public Library, get engrossed in the history at Center for Jewish History, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer, and take in the exciting artwork at Yunhong Chopsticks.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary maker tool .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Abu Dhabi to New York City, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in August, you will find days in New York City are colder (34°C), and nights are a bit cooler (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Cedar Beach, St. Paul's Catholic Church, William Trent House Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Walters Art Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Appreciate the collections at Smithsonian American Art Museum and Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to North Beach (in North Beach), Fredericksburg (Kirkland Monument, Kenmore Plantation and Gardens, & more) and Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum (in Baltimore). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Newseum, admire the local landmark of Columbus Memorial Fountain, pause for some photo ops at Boy Scout Memorial, and wander the streets of Georgetown.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC journey tool .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Baltimore, North Beach, Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Newseum ©
Newseum
The Walters Art Museum ©
The Walters Art Museum

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe and Derek Gores Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park and Tree of Life. Change things up with these side-trips from Orlando: Ron Jon Surf Shop (in Cocoa Beach), Lagoon House (in Palm Bay) and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Melbourne). There's still lots to do: revel in the low prices at Orlando International Premium Outlets, make a trip to Cinderella Castle, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the masterpieces at Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Melbourne, Lagoon House, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Winter Garden Art Association, Cornell Fine Arts Museum
Highlights from your plan

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Villa and The Wende Museum of the Cold War. Attractions like Santa Monica State Beach and California Science Center make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Saddleback Church (in Lake Forest), Little Corona Beach (in Corona del Mar) and Long Beach (Rancho Los Cerritos & Shoreline Village). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Newport Beach California Temple, and shop like a local with Third Street Promenade.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles route builder .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Los Angeles takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Orlando to Los Angeles. Traveling from Orlando in August, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Long Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Monica, The VOID, The Getty Villa
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

4
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 Safari West and Cable Car Museum. Appreciate the collections at Crocker Art Museum and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to California State Railroad Museum (in Sacramento), Sunnyvale Bay Trail (in Sunnyvale) and Stinson Beach (in Stinson Beach). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, examine the collection at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, and delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Chimes Oakland.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning website .

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Sacramento, Stinson Beach, Sunnyvale Bay Trail, Safari West, Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
Highlights from your plan
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Safari West ©
Safari West

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