22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  19​h
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 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
bus + Fly:  18​h 15​min
New Delhi

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, get great views at Twin Peaks, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip maker .

New Delhi, India to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from New Delhi to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in May, with highs in San Francisco at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

3
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, hike along May Lake Trailhead, and stroll through Wawona Meadow.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park route builder tool .

You can 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, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online visit planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of taxi, bus, and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Roaring Fork and Grotto Falls Trail. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops, admire the sheer force of Spruce Flats Falls, and hike along Alum Cave Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour site .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and American Museum of Natural History will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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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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