26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Male
Fly:  29​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly + ferry:  22​h
Male

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Twin Peaks, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder

Male, Maldives to San Francisco is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Male to San Francisco is minus 13 hours. Traveling from Male in April, expect San Francisco to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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.
Visiting Glacier Point and May Lake Trailhead will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Gaylor Lake, stroll through Wawona Meadow, hike along Merced Grove, and explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are colder (-2°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Gaylor Lake ©
Gaylor Lake

5
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.
Get outdoors at Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 12th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: stroll through South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, don't miss a visit to Moran Point, and take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park route 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

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
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel 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.
On the 15th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas travel route planner

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount LeConte and Chimney Tops. There's much more to do: trek along Alum Cave Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin.

Plan trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Great Smoky Mountains National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in April; daily highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Sugarlands Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops ©
Chimney Tops
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City day trip planning website

You can 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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in April: highs in New York City hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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

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