21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Mumbai

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore) and Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, and explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC journey planner .

Mumbai, India to Washington DC is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. While traveling from Mumbai, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg National Military Park, Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New York City day trip tool .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

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

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then stroll around Millennium Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, make a trip to Buckingham Fountain, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in May, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip builder site .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 46°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 4th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Golden Gate Park, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online trip builder .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect San Francisco to be colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then trek along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and then take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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