27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bodega Dunes. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco route planner .

New Delhi, India to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New Delhi to San Francisco, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, San Francisco is cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes

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.
On the 10th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then get great views at Valley View, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Tunnel View and then trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip planning website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mission San Juan Capistrano and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Santa Monica to see Third Street Promenade about 30 minutes away. Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel route planning website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Mission San Juan Capistrano
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zabriskie Point and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Visiting Titus Canyon and Twenty Mule Team Canyon will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon, make a trip to Ashford Mill Ruins, take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park route planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, Death Valley National Park is somewhat warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 43°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon

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.
Get outdoors at Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum will appeal to museum buffs. On the 20th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along South Kaibab Trail, get a taste of the local shopping with Lookout Studio, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and get great views at Yaki Point.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach. Appreciate the collections at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Spring Mountains Visitor Center in Mount Charleston--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The Strip, examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, and explore the galleries of Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Las Vegas tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (46°C), and nights are much warmer (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

3
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): trek along Moro Rock, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, things will get a bit cooler in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 40°C and lows about 19°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Project Survival's Cat Haven
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Giant Forest
Giant Forest
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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