22 days in California & United States Itinerary

22 days in California & United States Itinerary

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22 days in California & United States Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  8​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Mumbai


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4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers & Publishers are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero, and wander the streets of Nob Hill.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India to San Francisco is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -13 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in December, things will get colder in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kailua Beach Park and Sunset Beach Park. Step out of the city life by going to Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and Banzai Pipeline. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Waimea Bay in Haleiwa, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Waikiki Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary maker site

Getting from San Francisco to Honolulu by flight takes about 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect Honolulu to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Banzai Pipeline
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Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

4
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.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. On the 6th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point and don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner

Do a combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Honolulu to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Honolulu in January, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 7°C and -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to The Strip or Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. 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 January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Nature
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Market. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, look for gifts at Kalustyan's, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip site

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to New York City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to New York City is 3 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect New York City to be little chillier, temps between 5°C and -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

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