8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
5
Orlando
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
End: Newark

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace and then wander the streets of Union Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square, steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online journey planner .

Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to San Francisco. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 59°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, look for gifts at Barneys New York, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, then listen to music at Hopi House, and finally stop by Lookout Studio.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 15°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take a stroll around Tower of the Americas, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Antonio trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 66°F and lows are around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in San Antonio

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Orlando vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in January; daily highs in Orlando reach 71°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take a stroll through Fifth Avenue and then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): look for gifts at Tiffany & Co. and then make a trip to Central Park.

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

Do a combination of flight and bus from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in January, expect New York City to be much colder, temps between 40°F and 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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