16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Bengaluru
Fly:  22​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  14​h 15​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
New York City
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
Bengaluru

1
day
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 12th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco journey builder website

Bengaluru, India to San Francisco is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to San Francisco is minus 13 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in May, with highs in San Francisco at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll through Tuolumne Meadows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then hike along Panorama Trail, and finally make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

Before you visit Yosemite National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): trek along North Kaibab Trail and then hike along South Kaibab Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then hike along Rim Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. In May, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Grand Loop Road and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

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You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 14.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 13°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

1
day
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 21st (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park sightseeing planner

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

1
day
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
On the 23rd (Wed), cruise along Newfound Gap Road, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and then explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Teton National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 2 hours. In May in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops ©
Chimney Tops

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building and then don't miss a visit to Central Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City road trip planner

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in May, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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