43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
+2
bus + train + Fly:  21​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
7
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h
8
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
9
Orlando
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  19​h 45​min
End: Abu Dhabi

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and stroll through Crissy Field.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online route planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to San Francisco is minus 12 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

5
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park route builder app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Discover how to plan a Los Angeles trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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 San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and DISCOVERY Children's Museum. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, wander the streets of The Strip, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 47°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
DISCOVERY Children's Museum ©
DISCOVERY Children's Museum

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.
On the 6th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, hike along Rim Trail, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day 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. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kids will enjoy Six Flags Fiesta Texas and The DoSeum. Change things up with these side-trips from San Antonio: Austin (Texas State Capitol & Barton Springs Pool). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at San Antonio Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at The Alamo.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio online itinerary planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio is 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in San Antonio are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are much hotter (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Key Largo.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Austin
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Six Flags Fiesta Texas ©
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
San Antonio Zoo ©
San Antonio Zoo

1
night
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Island Dolphin Care, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Key Largo sightseeing app .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from San Antonio to Key Largo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Key Largo. When traveling from San Antonio in August, plan for little chillier days in Key Largo, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©

6
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.
Attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 21st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. The adventure continues: discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, meet the residents at SeaWorld Orlando, and take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Orlando trip planner .

You can drive from Key Largo to Orlando in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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