24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Bengaluru
Fly:  22​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
Bengaluru

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and SoMa (South of Market Street). Your inner history buff will appreciate Twin Peaks and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and kick back and relax at China Beach.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation planner.

Bengaluru, India to San Francisco is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Bengaluru to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 27°C and lows reach 16°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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 15th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then trek along Wawona Meadow. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel planner.

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 September, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (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
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
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 Powell Point will get you outdoors. On the 19th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour 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, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel 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.
Get outdoors at Mount LeConte and Chimney Tops. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, hike along Alum Cave Trail, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park vacation trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 33°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Side Trip

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

2
days
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.
On the 25th (Mon), see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum and then ponder the world of politics at The White House. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC vacation planner.

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Washington DC by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Trinity Church. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City tour planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in New York City are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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