12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Chandigarh

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planner .

Chandigarh, India to San Francisco is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Chandigarh to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chandigarh in December, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
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.
On the 25th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then try to win big at Casino at the Venetian. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then wander the streets of The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for little chillier nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Grand Canyon National Park. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, get great views at Yaki Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Grand Canyon National Park trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio

3
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, go for a walk through Times Square, browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online travel planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December since evenings lows in New York City dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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