19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
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New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 11th (Mon), stroll through East River Waterfront Esplanade, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and finally take a stroll through Times Square. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

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Mumbai, India to New York City is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 10.5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in May, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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 13th (Wed): explore the activities along Tidal Basin, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On the next day, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and finally gain insight at Georgetown University.

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Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

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 16th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Fremont Street Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

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Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Niagara Falls to Las Vegas. In May, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Niagara Falls - with highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get outdoors at Santa Monica Bay and Oak Canyon Nature Center. You'll explore and learn at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Dana Point, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

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You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in May, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 22nd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Loop Road and Grand Prismatic Spring. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the dramatic natural features at Beryl Spring, and admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades.

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Fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 13°C, while lows dip to -3°C. On the 26th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.