25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Toronto, Train to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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Detroit
— 1 night
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to San Diego
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San Diego
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 1 night
Drive
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San Jose
— 1 night
Drive
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Cupertino
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 21st (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls and then Head underground at Cave of the Winds. Keep things going the next day: deepen your knowledge of military history at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, then admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Niagara Falls is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Mumbai to Niagara Falls, you'll gain 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in May, things will get much colder in Niagara Falls: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 3 nights
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.
National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Antietam National Battlefield will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Niagara Falls in May, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Detroit

— 1 night

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at The Henry Ford, stop by Polish Art Center, see the interesting displays at Motown Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally see where the action happens at Comerica Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Detroit itinerary site.

Fly from Washington DC to Detroit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in Detroit reach 25°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

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 27th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planning site.

Fly from Detroit to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Detroit in May; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in a show at Hopi House, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then trek along South Kaibab Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Mather Point and then trek along Rim Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Embarcadero, then stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, then take in the exciting artwork at Spanish Village Art Center, and finally shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego tour builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect much hotter with lows of 19°C in San Diego. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): get answers to all your questions at Annenberg Community Beach House, then take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and then shop like a local with The Grove.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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 4th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Olmsted Point, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and then trek along Mariposa Grove.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park itinerary builder.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Carmel

— 1 night
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): cruise along 17-Mile Drive, make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find out how to plan a trip to Carmel, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in Carmel to be a bit warmer, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

San Jose

— 1 night

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 7th (Sun), take an unorthodox tour of Winchester Mystery House, get a taste of the local shopping with Santana Row, then get engrossed in the history at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Jose road trip site.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Jose takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Carmel in June, you will find days in San Jose are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cupertino.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Cupertino

— 1 night
Cupertino is a U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Castle Rock State Park and then learn about winemaking at Testarossa.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cupertino route planner.

Cupertino is just a short distance from San Jose. In June, daytime highs in Cupertino are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cupertino

Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge will appeal to history buffs. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Safari West in Santa Rosa, approximately Santa Rosa away. Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Exploratorium, identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning app.

You can drive from Cupertino to San Francisco in an hour. When traveling from Cupertino in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.