23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  12​h
6
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Chennai

1
night
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 3rd (Fri), stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum and then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip tool .

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. Traveling from Chennai to Seattle, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Chennai in May: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up 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

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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary planner.

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. May in San Francisco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
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, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then make a trip to Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Las Vegas journey planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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 15th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (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
Rim Trail ©
Rim 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 16th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planner .

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. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough 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
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

6
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: make a trip to Central Park, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read New York City day trip planning website .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: highs in New York City hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up 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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