24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Muscat
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  12 h 15 min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
6
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Orlando
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
9
Hilton Head
— 1 day
Fly:  6 h 30 min
10
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
12
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Muscat

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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 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Muscat, Oman to San Francisco is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 12 hours. In October, San Francisco is cooler than Muscat - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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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 7th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, thentake in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, thenget a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally examine the collection at GRAMMY Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, thensee the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, thensnap pictures at Coronado Bridge, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip builder.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in San Diego are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park ©
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

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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 11th (Fri): hike along South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point. Keep things going the next day: hike along Rim Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram, bus, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 13th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 9°C and -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, thenget to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, and finally grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Buckingham Fountain, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and then take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chicago vacation planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect nights in Chicago to be warmer, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then learn about all things military at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip planner.

Fly from Chicago to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Niagara Falls is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park ©
Niagara Falls Observation Tower ©
Niagara Falls Observation Tower

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night
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.
On the 18th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, thendiscover the magic at Avatar Flight of Passage, and then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Orlando. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and then make an unforgettable trip to World of Disney.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Orlando driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to Orlando takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Niagara Falls in October, with highs in Orlando at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park ©
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Avatar Flight of Passage ©
Avatar Flight of Passage

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day
Hilton Head

Hilton Head ©
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
On the 20th (Sun), stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Hilton Head visit planner.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Hilton Head takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Orlando in October: high temperatures in Hilton Head hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, thentake an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, thenexplore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall, thenadmire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Washington DC holiday tool.

You can fly from Hilton Head to Washington DC in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hilton Head in October, things will get little chillier in Washington DC: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

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Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Jennie Wade House, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, thenstroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, thenwitness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally take in the views from Sachs Covered Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Washington DC to Gettysburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect little chillier with lows of 10°C in Gettysburg. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Jennie Wade House ©
Jennie Wade House
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Frick Collection. The Met Cloisters and St. Paul's Chapel will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: examine the collection at New York Public Library, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Drive from Gettysburg to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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