25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Laguna Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Doha

4
nights
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've added Broadway Theatre, Escape the Room NYC, Jersey Boys, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, find something for the whole family at Victorian Gardens, stop by Midtown Comics, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New York City day trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to New York City is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Doha in December, expect New York City to be much colder, temps between 10°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Theme Parks Shopping
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Top of the Rock ©
Top of the Rock

4
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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. Pack the 5th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get behind the scenes with Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Los Angeles takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in January, things will get warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 7th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and finally see a show at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. On the next day, examine the collection at Exploratorium, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and then shop like a local with Union Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
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 10th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Aguereberry Point.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Death Valley National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from San Francisco in January, with lows around 1°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Vegas.
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3
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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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, casinos, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, make a trip to Paris Las Vegas, and enjoy some diversion at Wee Kirk O' the Heather Wedding Chapel.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip builder app .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Museums Casinos
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
On the 14th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and then get a new perspective on nature at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego online road trip planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

1
night
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stroll through Crystal Cove and then kick back and relax at Newport Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Laguna Beach online journey planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Laguna Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Laguna Beach are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Newport Beach
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Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Venture out of the city with trips to The Getty Villa (in Malibu) and Knott's Berry Farm (in Buena Park). See some other sides of Los Angeles: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, meet the residents at Aquarium of the Pacific, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and take in breathtaking views at Runyon Canyon Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip maker site .

Getting from Laguna Beach to Los Angeles by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Getty Villa, Knott's Berry Farm, Santa Monica State Beach, Aquarium of the Pacific
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:
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Aquarium of the Pacific ©
Aquarium of the Pacific
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
California Science Center ©
California Science Center

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