18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
+2
Fly + foot + train:  19​h
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
6
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Liberty Bell Center. Shop till you drop at Kitchen Kettle Village and Riehl's Quilts and Crafts. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Good's Store (in East Earl), Emma's Gourmet Popcorn (in New Holland) and Gordonville (Centerville Bulk Foods & Jake's Country Trading Post). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market and stop by Jam & Relish Kitchen.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia online trip itinerary builder .

Mumbai, India to Philadelphia is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Philadelphia, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in March; daily highs in Philadelphia reach 11°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Intercourse, Gordonville, Eldreth Pottery Factory Showroom and Tour, Riehl's Quilts and Crafts, Log Cabin Quilt Shop & Fabrics
Highlights from your plan
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Centerville Bulk Foods ©
Centerville Bulk Foods

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Arlington National Cemetery and Nalls Farm Market. Shop till you drop at Modern Mercantile and The Preppy Redneck. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: My Neighbor and Me (in Berryville) and St. Michaels (Olivins & The Candleberry Shoppe). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Washington DC attractions planning tool .

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Washington DC are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Michaels, Berryville, Arlington National Cemetery
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 3rd (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter and then take a leisurely stroll along Seaport Village.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Diego tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Washington DC to San Diego in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Shopping
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Seaport Village ©
Seaport Village
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): examine the collection at The Getty Center, look for gifts at UCLA Store, then look for gifts at Bergamot Station, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and finally stop by Amoeba Music. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, shop like a local with Montana Avenue, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Neighborhoods Nightlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Amoeba Music ©
Amoeba Music
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Canyon Village Marketplace and Jacob Lake Inn Gift Shop. For shopping fun, head to Lookout Studio or Verkamp's Curios. On the 8th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and stroll through Rim Trail.

Before you visit Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around -3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Jacob Lake Inn Gift Shop
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Brid's Closet. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in Central Valley, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Tiffany & Co., take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

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Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Brid's Closet
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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