41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

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41 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h
2
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  10​h
11
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
12
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Miami, Florida
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
14
Orlando, Florida
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
15
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
16
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Dubai

4
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mantoloking Bridge County Park and Cheese on Main. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 9 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in May: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mantoloking Bridge County Park, Cheese on Main
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 27th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Old North Church & Historic Site, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and then admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, then appreciate the history behind Bunker Hill Monument, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Boston road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in May since evenings lows in Boston dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Old North Church & Historic Site ©
Old North Church & Historic Site
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

2
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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 29th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, trek along Cowles Bog, and then immerse yourself in nature at Indiana Dunes State Park.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago online attractions planner .

Getting from Boston to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Chesterton
Highlights from your plan
Indiana Dunes State Park ©
Indiana Dunes State Park
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chicago to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. In May in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

3
nights
St. Helena

The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, then learn about winemaking at Alexander Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, and finally do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars. On the next day, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the St. Helena itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in St. Helena: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Robert Mondavi Winery, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from St. Helena to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Helena in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): tour or see a game at Petco Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: stroll through San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in San Diego hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Petco Park ©
Petco Park
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, and then make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Ashford Mill Ruins, then explore the stunning scenery at Titus Canyon, then stroll through Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Death Valley National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for much hotter days and about the same nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

1
night
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then get your game on at Dig This, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at The Forum Shops at Caesars and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Dig This ©
Dig This
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll through Bright Angel Trail. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Navajo Bridge.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge

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nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, then examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then test your team's savvy at Escape Hunt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Huntsville State Park, examine the collection at Texas Prison Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Sam Houston Statue.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Houston trip builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Houston in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Houston. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Houston, with highs around 39°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Huntsville
Highlights from your plan
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

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nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: partake in some friendly competition at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then wander the streets of Garden District.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New Orleans planner .

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Houston in June, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are a bit warmer (33°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

3
nights
Miami, Florida

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then wander the streets of Ocean Drive.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Miami tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Miami, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 29°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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Orlando, Florida

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stop by MacroBaby. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando, and then kick back and relax at Beach at Daytona Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando route planner .

Fly from Miami to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Beach at Daytona Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Orlando ©
The Escape Game Orlando
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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Atlanta

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 26th (Wed), stop by Krog Street Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium, and then get in on the family fun at SKYVIEW Atlanta.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Atlanta route maker site .

Fly from Orlando to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Atlanta Botanical Garden ©
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Room Escape Games

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On the next day, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, examine the collection at Smithsonian Institution Building, and then brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Academy.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

U.S. Naval Academy, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy

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