16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
5
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Chandigarh

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco journey maker website .

Chandigarh, India to San Francisco is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 13 hours. In April, daytime highs in San Francisco are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then get great views at Tunnel View, and then hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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 20th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 9 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect Las Vegas to be much warmer, temps between 31°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): hike along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Grandview Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park route maker tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 19°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip builder .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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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: don't miss a visit to Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, take a stroll through Times Square, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) 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
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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