17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Jeddah

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.
Get some cultural insight at 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Get some historical perspective at The Met Cloisters and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Step out of New York City to go to Hyde Park and see Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Greenwich Village, stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our New York City online road trip planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to New York City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Jeddah to New York City. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Jeddah in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

5
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Arlington National Cemetery and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at National Mall and Capitol Hill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Gettysburg (Jennie Wade House, Gettysburg National Cemetery, & more), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, contemplate the long history of The Rising Sun Tavern, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Old Town, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, The Rising Sun Tavern
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get some cultural insight at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and Wynwood Walls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Lauderdale Beach and Hollywood Beach. Go for a jaunt from Miami to Fort Lauderdale to see Las Olas Beach about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, admire the landmark architecture of St Patrick Catholic Church, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, Miami is somewhat warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Lauderdale, Art Deco Historic District, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Hollywood Beach
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Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Presidio of San Francisco and Cable Car Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning website .

You can fly from Miami to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Miami in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco

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