23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Dubai

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.
Bring the kids along to Sesame Place and Brick Beach 1. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jenkinson's Boardwalk and Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Lido Beach (in Lido Beach), Hot Sand (in Asbury Park) and The Highlands-Sea Bridge (in Highlands). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Bay Head Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Seaside Heights Boardwalk, and kick back and relax at Long Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City road trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

The Highlands-Sea Bridge, Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Brick Beach 1, Long Beach, Bay Head Beach
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Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park ©
Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park
Sesame Place ©
Sesame Place
Bay Head Beach ©
Bay Head Beach

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 23rd (Tue), examine the collection at Niagara Falls Discovery Center, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and finally admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara, take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, then stroll through Niagara Gorge Trail, and finally get curious at Niagara Aerospace Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls journey planner.

Getting from New York City to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get little chillier in Niagara Falls: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Aquarium of Niagara ©
Aquarium of Niagara
Niagara Aerospace Museum ©
Niagara Aerospace Museum

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 25th (Thu), examine the collection at Oriental Institute Museum, walk around Jackson Bark - Dog Park, then steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, then admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, and finally explore the world behind art at Smart Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bachelor Grove Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of DuSable Museum of African American History, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lagunitas Brewing Company.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bachelor Grove Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Oriental Institute Museum ©
Oriental Institute Museum
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, then enjoy the sand and surf at North Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Bruce Snake Gabrielson's Surf Art Gallery and Museum. On the next day, cool off at Chesapeake Beach Water Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Chesapeake Beach, National Museum of the Marine Corps, North Beach
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition, then get to know the resident critters at Lion Habitat Ranch, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): shop like a local with The Strip, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then have fun at The Range 702.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas journey builder .

You can fly from Washington DC to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 47°C and 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lion Habitat Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Bodies The Exhibition ©
Bodies The Exhibition
Lion Habitat Ranch ©
Lion Habitat Ranch

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): stroll through Coronado Beach and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach, and then appreciate the history behind The Unconditional Surrender.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, then appreciate the history behind Korean Bell of Friendship, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): explore the engaging exhibits at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, kick back and relax at Seal Beach, and then examine the collection at S.S. Lane Victory.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planning tool .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Seal Beach, Bowers Museum of Cultural Art
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium ©
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Bowers Museum of Cultural Art ©
Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Golden Gate Park and Twin Peaks. Family-friendly places like California Academy of Sciences and San Francisco Zoo will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at San Francisco Botanical Garden, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning website .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
San Francisco Zoo ©
San Francisco Zoo

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