12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 15​min
3
Big Sur
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
North Chicago
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
New London
— Few hours
Fly:  25​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Great Fountain Geyser, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder .

Mumbai, India to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Mumbai to Yellowstone National Park. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 13°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get great views at Mather Point, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. On the next day, hike along Bright Angel Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, things will get a bit warmer in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 23°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
day
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 29th (Wed), stroll through Garland Ranch Regional Park, admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Hawthorne Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sur travel route builder website .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Big Sur by car takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. 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 May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in Big Sur. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Garland Ranch Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Garland Ranch Regional Park ©
Garland Ranch Regional Park
Hawthorne Gallery ©
Hawthorne Gallery

3
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Big Sur in May, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to North Chicago.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

1
day
North Chicago

North Chicago ©
North Chicago is a city in Lake County, Illinois, United States, and a suburb of the Chicago metropolitan area. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Prairie Wolf Slough, then relax in the rural setting at Elawa Farm, and then ponder the world of politics at Naval Station Great Lakes.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the North Chicago day trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to North Chicago with the Route module. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yosemite National Park to North Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in North Chicago when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New London.

Things to do in North Chicago

Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Elawa Farm, Prairie Wolf Slough
Highlights from your plan
Elawa Farm ©
Elawa Farm

few
hours
New London

New London
New London is a seaport city and a port of entry on the northeast coast of the United States. For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read New London tour itinerary builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from North Chicago to New London. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from North Chicago to New London due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New London

Nature Historic Sites Parks

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