18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly + Bus:  10​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  9​h 15​min
5
Gatlinburg
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Orlando, Florida
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
New York City
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
day
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle travel planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Seattle is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Seattle is minus 13 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in July; daily highs in Seattle reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium

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 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Seattle to Yosemite National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Seattle in July, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
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 28th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll through Golden Gate Park. On the next day, get curious at Exploratorium and then explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool .

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 July, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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night
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, then take a memorable drive along Virginia Cascade Drive, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect little chillier with lows of 4°C in Yellowstone National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 1st (Wed), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimneys Picnic Area, and then make a trip to Elkmont Ghost Town.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Gatlinburg takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Gatlinburg, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

3
nights
Orlando, Florida

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 4th (Sat) at Magic Kingdom Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Orlando attractions planning site .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Gatlinburg to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Traveling from Gatlinburg in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Orlando, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Bronx Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get great views at Top of the Rock, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find ratings and more tourist information, you can read our New York City vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in August, things will get slightly colder in New York City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

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