26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  5​h 30​min
3
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

New Delhi, India to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to San Francisco is minus 13 hours. In May, San Francisco is much colder than New Delhi - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Tunnel View. Step out of Yosemite National Park with an excursion to Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company in Bear Valley--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, hike along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and stroll through Wawona Meadow.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park sightseeing 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. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bear Valley Adventure Company
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arriveĀ in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 21st (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery and then stop by Sebastian General Store.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Simeon trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Simeon by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect nights in San Simeon to be a bit warmer, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Sebastian General Store ©
Sebastian General Store

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 22nd (Tue), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then do a tasting at Jaffurs Wine Cellars.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Simeon in May: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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 24th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in May, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Valley of Fire State Park and Wynn Las Vegas. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 36°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bright Angel Trail and Canyon Village Marketplace. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and get great views at Mather Point.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park route planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 0°C. You'll set off for Dallas on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dallas holiday builder website .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Dallas by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, and meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chicago day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in June, expect Chicago to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

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