26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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1
New York City
— 5 nights
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
5
Chicago
— 4 nights

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Times Square. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue, grab your bike and head to Hudson River Greenway, hike along East River Waterfront Esplanade, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City road trip app.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in September, you will find days in New York City are much colder (°C), and nights are slightly colder (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
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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.
Head to Eastern Market and Madame Tussauds DCfor plenty of shopping. Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and stop by Georgetown.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker app.

Take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Head to The Grove and Abbot Kinney Boulevardfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planning site.

You can fly from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Los Angeles are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica Bay
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Strawberry Hill. Kids will appreciate attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Ferry Building Marketplace. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take a memorable tour with Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Family-friendly places like The Magnificent Mile and Chicago Cultural Center will thrill your kids. Get some cultural insight at The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry. And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at Field Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Kathy Osterman Beach, identify plant and animal life at Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, and stroll around Milton Lee Olive Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago driving holiday planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Chicago in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Chicago to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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