27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + bus:  19​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  10​h
6
Houston
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Mumbai

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hudson Beach Glass and Fire Island National Seashore. Get a sense of the local culture at Chuang Yen Monastery and Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Ocean Grove Beach (in Ocean Grove), Allaire State Park (in Farmingdale) and Long Island Maritime Museum (in West Sayville). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Jones Farm and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Guruvayoorappan Temple.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City trip builder tool .

Mumbai, India to New York City is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Traveling from Mumbai to New York City, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in May, things will get much colder in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ocean Grove Beach, Fire Island National Seashore, Allaire State Park, Jones Farm, Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Fire Island National Seashore ©
Fire Island National Seashore
Allaire State Park ©
Allaire State Park
Sri Guruvayoorappan Temple ©
Sri Guruvayoorappan Temple

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bodega Head and Dry Creek Vineyard. Do your shopping at Ramini Mozzarella and Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Moraga Art Gallery (in Moraga), The Stanford Shopping Center (in Palo Alto) and Point Reyes Lighthouse (in Point Reyes National Seashore). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Francis Ford Coppola Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, and get a taste of the local shopping with Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Point Reyes Lighthouse, Santana Row, Stanford Shopping Center, Dry Creek Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Stanford Shopping Center ©
Stanford Shopping Center
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head

6
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.
Vindemia Estate Winery and Wiens Family Cellars - Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Meditation Mount for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Ventura (Mission San Buenaventura, Ventura Harbor Village, & more), Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Ojai Olive Oil (in Ojai). The adventure continues: get some fabulous bargains at Outlets at Tejon, explore and take pictures at Greystone Mansion and Park, do a tasting at Peltzer Winery, and enjoy the sand and surf at San Clemente State Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker app .

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Temecula, Ventura, Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Ojai
Highlights from your plan
Running Horse Ranch ©
Running Horse Ranch
Outlets at Tejon ©
Outlets at Tejon

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Town Square Las Vegas, take an in-depth tour of Clark County Heritage Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Las Vegas Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Discount Firearms & Ammo and then put a fun spin on your tour with Alibi Las Vegas.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Shopping Nightlife

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Clark County Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Discount Firearms & Ammo ©
Discount Firearms & Ammo
Alibi Las Vegas ©
Alibi Las Vegas
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©

1
night
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.
To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online attractions 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 take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are much colder (0°C). On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Houston.
Highlights from your plan
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

7
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
For shopping fun, head to Houston Premium Outlets or Old Town Spring. Explore hidden gems such as Blue Bell Creameries and Messina Hof Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Huntsville State Park (in Huntsville), Big Thicket National Preserve (in Kountze) and Washington-on-the-Brazos (in Washington). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary, immerse yourself in nature at Brazos Bend State Park, contemplate the long history of George Ranch Historical Park, and admire the masterpieces at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Houston online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Houston takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Houston, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

College Station, Washington-on-the-Brazos, Messina Hof Winery, Huntsville State Park, Brazos Bend State Park
Highlights from your plan
Huntsville State Park ©
Huntsville State Park
Big Thicket National Preserve ©
Big Thicket National Preserve
Washington-on-the-Brazos ©
Washington-on-the-Brazos

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