22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
8
Washington DC
— 1 night
9
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Chennai

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 4th (Sat): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle itinerary maker website .

Chennai, India to Seattle is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Chennai to Seattle. In May, Seattle is much colder than Chennai - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, tee off at Lincoln Park, then stroll through Golden Gate Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by combination of flight and subway takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite 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
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 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and then trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 9th (Thu), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

3
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 12th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, stroll through Rim Trail, and get great views at Powell Point.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
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.
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Shoshone Lake, admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 13°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Lake Butte Overlook ©
Lake Butte Overlook

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.
On the 17th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, with highs in Washington DC at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

5
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: explore and take pictures at Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

Plan a New York City trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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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