26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  26​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  32​h
4
Orlando, Florida
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
New York City
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Minneapolis
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

3
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.
The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Grove and Hollywood & Highland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Montana Avenue). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planning app .

Bengaluru, India to Los Angeles is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 13 hours. In January, Los Angeles is slightly colder than Bengaluru - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, get engrossed in the history at Parsons Memorial, then fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 7°C and lows are around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area

2
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 9th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Bright Angel History Room, then stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail and then get great views at Mather Point.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Orlando.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

4
nights
Orlando, Florida

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Timothy's Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. For shopping fun, head to The Mall at Millenia or Thornton Park. Take a break from Orlando with a short trip to Stetson Mansion in DeLand, about 58 minutes away. Pack the 14th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 13th (Sun) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. There's more to do: try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Orlando trip planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Orlando in 32 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, with highs in Orlando at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Winter Park, Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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.
Visiting Bronx Zoo and Narwhal Yacht Charters will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, make a trip to Hamilton Grange National Memorial, take a stroll through Times Square, and get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New York City visit planning website .

Getting from Orlando to New York City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in January, things will get cooler in New York City: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

4
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Appreciate the collections at Minneapolis Institute of Art and Mill City Museum. Cathedral of Saint Paul and Rock Island Swing Bridge will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: stroll through Chain of Lakes, admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Mary, and get your game on at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis day trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Minneapolis in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Minneapolis reach -5°C and lows reach -15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Bloomington, Rock Island Swing Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Summit Avenue
Summit Avenue

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