25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
7
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Dubai


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3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip site .

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, Los Angeles is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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 (Fri): see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then look for gifts at Exploratorium, and then admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Francisco, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through Bright Angel Trail, get great views at Mather Point, and enjoy breathtaking views from Grandview Point.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 12th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at The Guenther House Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Antonio, and then take in the history at Mission San Jose. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio tour website .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: highs in San Antonio hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Step out of Orlando with an excursion to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks, make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, and make a trip to Cinderella Castle.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando tour itinerary tool .

You can fly from San Antonio to Orlando in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Orlando due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Antonio in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Orlando: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife

Side Trip

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
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.
On the 18th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planning app .

Getting from Orlando to Washington DC by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in August; daily highs in Washington DC reach 36°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Niagara, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, walk around Patriots and Heroes Park, and then find something for the whole family at Darien Lake Amusement Park.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in August; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Darien Lake Amusement Park, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, Patriots and Heroes Park
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Aquarium of Niagara ©
Aquarium of Niagara
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

4
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.
Attractions like Central Park and Bronx Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City attractions planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Niagara Falls in August since evenings lows in New York City dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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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