18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + bus:  22​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  12​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New York City visit site .

Bengaluru, India to New York City is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to New York City is minus 10 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in March, with highs in New York City at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip app .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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

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.
On the 5th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, stroll through Tonto Trail, and head outdoors with Shoshone Point.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park travel planning site .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 19°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
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 7th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the engineering at Hoover Dam, wander the streets of The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 31°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 9th (Tue), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, admire all the interesting features of Staples Center, then put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally appreciate the history behind Guitar Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel route planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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 11th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, and finally trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center ©

3
nights
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 12th (Fri): make a trip to Washington Square, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder website .

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. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites 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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