29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Calistoga
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
7
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Doha


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5
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and The Castro. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, and don't miss a visit to The Embarcadero.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in January; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then see the interesting displays at Sharpsteen Museum, and then do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards.

For maps and more tourist information, read Calistoga trip maker tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Calistoga in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Calistoga, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Pride Mountain Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Schramsberg Vineyards ©
Schramsberg Vineyards
Sharpsteen Museum ©
Sharpsteen Museum

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Calistoga to Carmel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, shuttle, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Calistoga in January since evenings lows in Carmel dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Nature
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and La Jolla Cove will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Diego online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Carmel to San Diego by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Carmel in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

4
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 Will Rogers State Beach will thrill your kids. El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

5
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 Kolb Studio and Tusayan Museum. There's lots more to do: hike along Rim Trail, stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, and take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park travel planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. In February, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 11°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago by combination of bus and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago is 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 1°C by day to -8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

5
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.
Kids will enjoy The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Museum-lovers will get to explore 9/11 Memorial and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Times Square, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and shop like a local with Fifth Avenue.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip site .

Getting from Chicago to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in February, with highs in New York City at 8°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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

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