16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  5​h
1
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 2 nights
End: New York City

1
night
Indianapolis

Indianapolis
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Indianapolis day trip planning website .

New York City to Indianapolis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel to San Francisco.

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Ferry Building Marketplace. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through SoMa, shop like a local with Ghirardelli Square, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Indianapolis to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Union Square ©
Union Square

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Hopi House. Head to Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studiofor plenty of shopping. On the 16th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: trek along Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park journey builder .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): look for gifts at Barneys New York, don't miss a visit to The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally try your luck at Paris Las Vegas. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then try your luck at The Mirage, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chicago road trip tool .

Fly from Las Vegas to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect Chicago to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Chicago

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The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nashville trip planning tool .

Getting from Chicago to Nashville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in May: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 80°F and lows are around 58°F. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife
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Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue. On the next day, make a trip to Times Square and then stroll through Central Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read New York City day trip planner.

Fly from Nashville to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nashville in May: highs in New York City hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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