17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Coimbatore
Fly + bus:  20​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
6
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Coimbatore

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New York City online itinerary planner .

Coimbatore, India to New York City is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Coimbatore in January, with highs in New York City at 5°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Pima Point. Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. There's much more to do: trek along Rim Trail, cruise along Point Imperial Drive, and get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Pima Point ©
Pima Point

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Curry Village Ice Rink, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Range, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 12.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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 22nd (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are much hotter (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

1
day
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Mahai'ula Beach, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip planning site .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: high temperatures in Kailua-Kona hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kahaluu Beach
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the geological forces at Kulanaokuaiki Campground. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): hike along Sulphur Banks, then identify plant and animal life at Devastation Trail, then stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hilo trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Sulphur Banks ©
Sulphur Banks
Devastation Trail ©
Devastation Trail

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kailua Beach Park and Kapiolani Regional Park. Escape the urban bustle at Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Honolulu sightseeing app .

Fly from Hilo to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Honolulu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

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