27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Chennai (Madras)
Fly + bus:  20​h
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
Chennai (Madras)

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, make a trip to Grand central terminal, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online itinerary creator.

Chennai (Madras), India to New York City is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Chennai (Madras) to New York City due to the time zone difference. In December, New York City is colder than Chennai (Madras) - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

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
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

3
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Pentagon
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
The White House ©
The White House
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

4
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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try your luck at The Venetian, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas holiday planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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.
On the 25th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, trek along Rim Trail, and admire the striking features of Lookout Studio.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -11°C. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Los Angeles.

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

4
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). Pack the 29th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Cemetery, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, catch a ride on Cable Cars, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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