20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Bhopal
Fly:  27​h
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
Bhopal

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 2nd (Wed), stroll through Marina Green, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, get curious at Exploratorium.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary builder .

Bhopal, India to San Francisco is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Bhopal to San Francisco, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Marina Green ©
Marina Green

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 4th (Fri): stroll through May Lake Trailhead, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Gaylor Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally stroll through Wawona Meadow.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip builder .

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. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Gaylor Lake ©
Gaylor Lake

4
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.
Visiting Rim Trail and Tonto Trail will get you outdoors. On the 8th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, head outdoors with Shoshone Point, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read 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. Alternatively, you can 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. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
days
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.
Kids will enjoy Roaring Fork and Chimneys Picnic Area. Escape the urban bustle at Mount LeConte and Charlies Bunion. There's lots more to do: hike along Chimney Tops, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 2 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with highs around 31°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Sugarlands Distilling Company
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops ©
Chimney Tops
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail

4
days
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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examine the collection at New York Public Library, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read New York City 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. While traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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