11 days in United States Itinerary
New York City
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Sun, Oct 15 - Wed, Oct 25
New York City — 3 nights
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, visit Times Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to New York City is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in October, expect New York City to be much colder, temps between 24°C and 16°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 1 night
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.
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Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Highlights from your trip
Grand Canyon National Park — 1 night
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 20th (Fri), stroll through South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Bright Angel Trail.
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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Philadelphia to Grand Canyon National Park in 12 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Philadelphia in October since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 1 night
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 22nd (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally find something for the whole family at Pacific Park.
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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are much hotter (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally go for a walk through Lombard Street.
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Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.