27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12​h 45​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  9​h
9
New York City
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll through Manoa Falls. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapiolani Regional Park and then kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planner .

Bengaluru, India to Honolulu is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Honolulu is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, expect nights in Honolulu to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona road trip website .

Fly from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In May, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mauna Kea Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kahaluu Beach
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ghirardelli Square. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco travel planning tool .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in May, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are much colder (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, stroll through Panorama Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park holiday maker app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

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.
Get outdoors at Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the 25th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Grand Canyon National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Barneys New York, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then take a stroll through The Strip, and finally make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Seattle in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in May; daily highs in Seattle reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Washburn and North Rim Trail. Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Artist Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in May: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 13°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City is 2 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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