30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

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

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 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lombard Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Twin Peaks, then hike along Lands End, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

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

Muscat, Oman to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Muscat to San Francisco. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Muscat in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco
Lands End ©
Lands End

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Norton Simon Museum, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rim Trail and Navajo Bridge. Museum-lovers will get to explore Mather Point and South Kaibab Trail. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are much colder (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Artist Point and Upper Geyser Basin. Do your shopping at Horseback Riding Tours and Grand Prismatic Spring. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online visit planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 9°C and lows about -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally ponder the design of Crown Fountain. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Field Museum, grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip planning tool .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, you will find days in Chicago are a bit warmer (21°C), and nights are warmer (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

1
day
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder tool .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Niagara Falls. October in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at St. Andrews State Park, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Gulf World Marine Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panama City Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Pier Park, learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Panama City Beach route planning site .

Fly from Niagara Falls to Panama City Beach in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In October, Panama City Beach is a bit warmer than Niagara Falls - with highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Pier Park ©
Pier Park

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Marathon trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Panama City Beach to Marathon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Marathon when traveling from Panama City Beach in October, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

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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.
For shopping fun, head to World of Disney or Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Avatar Flight of Passage and Cinderella Castle. Have a day of magic on the 21st (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. The adventure continues: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Orlando driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Marathon to Orlando in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Marathon in October, Orlando is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park ©
Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Avatar Flight of Passage ©
Avatar Flight of Passage

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Coastal Discovery Museum, kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Hilton Head online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Hilton Head takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Orlando in October, with highs in Hilton Head at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Hilton Head

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

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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.
Head to National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian American Art Museumfor some retail therapy. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Portrait Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to George Washington's Mount Vernon in Mount Vernon, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, and stroll around National Mall.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Washington DC day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Hilton Head to Washington DC in 6.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

George Washington's Mount Vernon
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like New York Public Library and World Trade Center's Liberty Park. Bring the kids along to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. October in New York City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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