28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
+2
bus + train + Fly:  25​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  4​h
5
Avalon
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  4​h
6
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Abu Dhabi

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Legion of Honor. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and subway. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -12 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in February, with highs in San Francisco at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 9th (Sat), take a stroll through State Street Underpass, then don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, then explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and finally learn about winemaking at Grassini Family Vineyards. Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. February in Santa Barbara sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

5
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and Pinball Hall of Fame. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Valley of Fire State Park in Overton--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and get engrossed in the history at Titanic.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas tour planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in February, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Head to Hammer Museum and Craft & Folk Art Museumfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Montana Avenue (in Santa Monica) and The Disney Gallery (in Anaheim). And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, browse the different shops at Universal CityWalk Hollywood, hunt for treasures at Flower Market, and take in the exciting artwork at Annenberg Space for Photography.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in February, with highs in Los Angeles at 25°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Avalon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Montana Avenue, The Disney Gallery
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Avalon

Avalon ©
Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. Appreciate the collections at Catalina Island Museum and Ruth Mayer Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Catalina Island Conservancy and Climbing Tours. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden, try your luck at Catalina Island Casino & Avalon Theater, make a trip to Airport in the Sky, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Avalon road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Los Angeles to Avalon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in February: highs in Avalon hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Avalon

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden ©
Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden
Catalina Island Conservancy ©
Catalina Island Conservancy
Catalina Island Museum ©
Catalina Island Museum

8
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Get outdoors at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Topanga State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market & Bergamot Station) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Oak Canyon Nature Center). See even more of Los Angeles: get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, wander the streets of NoHo Arts District, enjoy the sand and surf at Royal Palms State Beach, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Avalon to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and tram. When traveling from Avalon in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Norton Simon Museum
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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