12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  23​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Truckee
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  10​h 30​min
6
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Hilo
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yellowstone National Park: Grand Teton National Park (Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park & Grand Teton). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mount Washburn, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, hike along Artist Point, and explore the striking landscape at Beryl Spring.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder website .

New Delhi, India to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from New Delhi to Yellowstone National Park. In December, Yellowstone National Park is colder than New Delhi - with highs of -5°C and lows of -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

1
day
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at West End Beach and then learn about winemaking at Truckee River Winery.

Discover how to plan a Truckee trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yellowstone National Park to Truckee. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Truckee is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Truckee: highs are around 5°C and lows about -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Truckee River Winery ©
Truckee River Winery

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and then fly down the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Truckee to Yosemite National Park. In December, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planning website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in December since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
day
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Volcano Art Center, stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and then take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. In December, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Devastation Trail ©
Devastation Trail
Volcano Art Center Gallery ©
Volcano Art Center Gallery

2
nights
Hilo

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
On the 30th (Mon), pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carlsmith Beach Park, then kick back and relax at Laupahoehoe Beach Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Hilo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Laupahoehoe Beach Park ©
Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

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