26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
3
Santa Monica
— 1 night
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
5
Chicago
— 3 nights
6
New York City
— 5 nights

3
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Lands End. Discover out-of-the-way places like Presidio of San Francisco and Twin Peaks. There's more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to San Francisco is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dammam to San Francisco, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dammam in October, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Lands End ©
Lands End

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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.
Let the collections at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Battleship USS Iowa Museum and Seal Beach. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, browse the different shops at The Americana at Brand, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online journey maker.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The Americana at Brand, Norton Simon Museum, Seal Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

1
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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, thentake a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, and finally shop like a local with Third Street Promenade.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Santa Monica day trip planning tool.

Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. In November, daytime highs in Santa Monica are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Beaches Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and Counts Kustoms. Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection and Pinball Hall of Fame will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (in Amargosa Valley). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Santa Monica in November since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Head to The Magnificent Mile and Chicago Cultural Centerfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chicago Riverwalk and Volo Auto Museum. Step out of Chicago to go to Utica and see Starved Rock State Park, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail, walk around Lincoln Park, make a trip to Millennium Park, and explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Chicago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In November, Chicago is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Volo Auto Museum, Harlem Irving Plaza Mall, Starved Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. For shopping fun, head to SoHo or Fifth Avenue. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Met Cloisters, take a stroll through Greenwich Village, visit Times Square, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in November: high temperatures in New York City hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn
Highlights from your plan
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site ©
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site