32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  26​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Globe
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
8
Austin
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
9
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Lucknow

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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.
The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at The Strip and Barneys New York. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and try to win big at Casino at the Venetian.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas route planner .

Lucknow, India to Las Vegas is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 13 hours. Traveling from Lucknow in December, expect Las Vegas to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Visit Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers for their historical value. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through SoMa, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Las Vegas in December, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park journey planning site .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 9°C, while nights are colder with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Will Rogers State Beach and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. For shopping fun, head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard or Amoeba Music. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica (Bergamot Station, Santa Monica Farmers Market, & more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stop by Hollywood & Highland, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles visit website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In December, Los Angeles is warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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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.
Get outdoors at Hayden Valley and Lamar Valley. Spend the 15th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Back Mountain, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and trek along Artist Point.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around -5°C and lows are around -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Do your shopping at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. On the 21st (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's more to do: get great views at Yaki Point.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Globe.

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
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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night
Globe

Globe
Globe is a city in Gila County, Arizona, United States. To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Globe travel app .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Globe in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Globe: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 5°C at night. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off toAustin.

Things to do in Globe

Outdoors Parks Nature

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, look for gifts at Central Market, and then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Austin day trip app .

Explore your travel options from Globe to Austin with the Route module. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. December in Austin sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Central Market ©
Central Market

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Norman Landsberg. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Austin to New York City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Austin in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History