28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  20​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
subway + Fly:  4​h
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, tee off at Lincoln Park, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning website .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to San Francisco, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in April: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): kick back and relax at Alki Beach, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in April; daily highs in Seattle reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

3
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to The Strip or The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Seattle to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in April, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

5
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 15th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: trek along South Kaibab Trail, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take in a show at Hopi House.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to 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. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are cooler (-3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Wed), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and then wander the streets of Montana Avenue.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles journey planning tool .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): shop like a local with Royal Street, then don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read New Orleans road trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to New Orleans in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Los Angeles in April since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 22nd (Sun), wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chicago travel itinerary planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Chicago by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in April, expect nights in Chicago to be cooler, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 18°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Shopping

Side Trip

Horseshoe Hammond
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

4
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fifth Avenue and American Museum of Natural History. Escape the urban bustle at Bronx Zoo and Hamilton Grange National Memorial. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and go for a walk through Central Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New York City online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: highs in Washington DC hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Old Town
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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