26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
7
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
8
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Riyadh

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Kailua Beach Park and Sunset Beach Park. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Waimea Bay in Haleiwa, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Waikiki Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip maker tool .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Honolulu is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Riyadh to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in December, expect Honolulu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, contemplate the long history of Fort Point, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco visit site .

Getting from Honolulu to San Francisco by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Honolulu in December, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 26th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 9°C, while nights are colder with lows around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will thrill your kids. Do your shopping at The Grove and Amoeba Music. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Montana Avenue). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and hunt for treasures at Melrose Trading Post.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, things will get much hotter in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Grove ©
The Grove
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
On the 31st (Mon), stop by Barneys New York, then browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at M&M'S World Las Vegas, buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©

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.
Appreciate the collections at Tusayan Museum and Yavapai Geology Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hermit's Rest and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Spend the 3rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, get a taste of the local shopping with Lookout Studio, enjoy some music at Hopi House, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (7°C), and nights are cooler (-11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

2
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Get a sense of the local culture at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens and Key West Cemetery. Attractions like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key West: Pigeon Key Foundation (in Marathon) and Big Pine Key (National Key Deer Refuge & Bahia Honda State Park). There's more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and look for gifts at De La Gallery.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Key West online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Key West takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. In January, Key West is much hotter than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Marathon, Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park. 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, shop like a local with Shopping Girlfriend NYC, stop by Kee's Chocolates, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Key West in January; daily highs in New York City reach 5°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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