16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  22​h 15​min
San Francisco
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel planner.

Mumbai, India to San Francisco is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to San Francisco is minus 13 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in October, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
Filbert Steps ©
Filbert Steps

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 3rd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planning website .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes A Day in LA Tours. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then take in the local landmarks with A Day in LA Tours, and finally make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are warmer (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Disneyland Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Angel Stadium of Anaheim and then admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Anaheim online visit planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in Anaheim are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Angel Stadium of Anaheim ©
Angel Stadium of Anaheim

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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.
On the 8th (Mon), get great views at Mather Point, then contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Anaheim in October, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): shop like a local with The Strip, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then listen to music at Bellagio Fountains.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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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 10th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then stroll through Artist Point.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in October; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 9°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore and take pictures at National Mall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC journey planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect Washington DC to be warmer, temps between 25°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City driving holiday website .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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