18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 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
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h
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), take in nature's colorful creations at San Francisco Botanical Garden, then tee off at Lincoln Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, and finally contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder site

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 moving from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 13 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
San Francisco Botanical Garden
San Francisco Botanical Garden
Lincoln Park ©
Lincoln Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, hike along Wawona Meadow, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip planning site

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 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, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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.
On the 16th (Wed), trek along Rim Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary app

Do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On your second day here, wander the streets of The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas visit planning site

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

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.
On the 21st (Mon), explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, don't miss a visit to Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, Yellowstone National Park is cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 13°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park online visit planner

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
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 25th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and then take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour planner

You can 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hamilton Grange National Memorial, then go for a walk through Central Park, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Central Park Zoo.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City itinerary planner

Do a combination of flight and bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Hamilton Grange National Memorial ©
Hamilton Grange National Memorial
Central Park Zoo ©
Central Park Zoo

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