30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  15​h
1
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Irvine
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
5
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Huntington Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Long Beach
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
9
Santa Monica
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
10
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Riyadh


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2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, then wander the streets of Times Square, and finally don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to New York City is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Riyadh to New York City, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in April; daily highs in New York City reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
Times Square ©
Times Square
East River Waterfront Esplanade ©
East River Waterfront Esplanade

4
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Visiting Ramsey Cascades and Cades Cove will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, stroll through Chimney Tops Trail, and admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park road trip site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

3
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego travel tool .

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to San Diego in 8 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in April, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Irvine.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

3
nights
Irvine

Irvine ©
Irvine is a city in Orange County, California, United States. On the 24th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Crystal Cove and then browse the different shops at Irvine Spectrum Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Irvine online route maker .

You can drive from San Diego to Irvine in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Irvine sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Irvine

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Crystal Cove, Newport Beach, Old Town Temecula, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Tom's Farms
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Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Oak Canyon Nature Center, then have fun at Ontario Mills, and then wander the streets of Little Arabia District.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim online tour itinerary planner .

Anaheim is very close to Irvine. In April in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Huntington Beach.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Ontario Mills
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Little Arabia District ©
Little Arabia District

1
night
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): wander the streets of Downtown Huntington Beach, identify plant and animal life at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington Dog Beach.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Huntington Beach journey planning app .

Huntington Beach is very close to Anaheim. When traveling from Anaheim in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Huntington Beach: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Long Beach.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

The OC Mix
Highlights from your plan
Huntington Dog Beach ©
Huntington Dog Beach
Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve ©
Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Huntington Beach Pier ©
Huntington Beach Pier

3
nights
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Get in touch with nature at Seal Beach and Abalone Cove Shoreline Park & Ecological Reserve. Shop till you drop at Penzeys Spices and Shoreline Village. Step out of Long Beach to go to Gardena and see Skyzone Indoor Trampoline Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Deane Dana Friendship Park and Nature Center, meet the residents at Aquarium of the Pacific, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach Waterfront, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Long Beach trip itinerary maker site .

Long Beach is very close to Huntington Beach. In April in Long Beach, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Rancho Palos Verdes, Seal Beach, Skyzone Indoor Trampoline Park, Penzeys Spices
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium of the Pacific ©
Aquarium of the Pacific
Penzeys Spices ©
Penzeys Spices
Long Beach Waterfront ©
Long Beach Waterfront

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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.
Shop till you drop at The Grove and Melrose Avenue. Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, stop by LA Farmers' Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look for all kinds of wild species at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Long Beach. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Santa Monica Mountains and Santa Monica State Beach. Shop till you drop at Montana Avenue and State Street Underpass. Step out of Santa Monica to go to Camarillo and see Camarillo Premium Outlets, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Bergamot Station, take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santa Monica trip planner .

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. May in Santa Monica sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Camarillo Premium Outlets, State Street Underpass
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Sonoma Coast State Beach in Sonoma--about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Union Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill, and tee off at Lincoln Park.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Santa Monica to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Francisco, with lows around 13°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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