20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  12​h
6
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​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.
On the 2nd (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip maker app .

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. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Mumbai to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in August, with highs in Seattle at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
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.
Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, make a trip to Artist Point, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

2
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Golden Gate Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and see the interesting displays at Exploratorium.

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

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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 13th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and hike along North Kaibab Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

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
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail

1
night
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 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC vacation planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
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, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums 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

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