24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
7
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Orlando
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Hilton Head
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
10
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
12
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Muscat

1
night
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 5th (Sat): make a trip to Lombard Street.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco sightseeing planner .

Muscat, Oman to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 12 hours. In October, San Francisco is cooler than Muscat - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, then get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Grammy Museum. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online journey builder .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, snap pictures at Coronado Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego journey builder app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): hike along South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Rim Trail.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in October, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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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.
On the 13th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 9°C and lows reach -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 15th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, and finally grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and then wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago route maker .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect nights in Chicago to be warmer, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls road trip site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, make an unforgettable trip to Avatar Flight of Passage, and then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Orlando. On the next day, make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and then make an unforgettable trip to World of Disney.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip maker site .

Fly from Niagara Falls to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Niagara Falls in October, with highs in Orlando at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park ©
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
World of Disney ©
World of Disney

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day
Hilton Head

Hilton Head ©
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hilton Head holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Hilton Head takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Orlando in October, expect Hilton Head to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

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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 21st (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall, then explore the world behind art at Smithsonian American Art Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hilton Head to Washington DC takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Hilton Head in October; daily highs in Washington DC reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan

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Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
On the 23rd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Jennie Wade House, get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally take in the views from Sachs Covered Bridge.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Washington DC to Gettysburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Gettysburg when traveling from Washington DC in October, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jennie Wade House ©
Jennie Wade House
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

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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.
Family-friendly places like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History will thrill your kids. Get some cultural insight at The Met Cloisters and Statue of Liberty National Monument. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, and engage your brain at Gulliver's Gate.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

Drive from Gettysburg to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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