34 days in California, Grand Canyon National Park & New York City Itinerary

34 days in California, Grand Canyon National Park & New York City Itinerary

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34 days in California, Grand Canyon National Park & New York City Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 30 min
4
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h
5
New York City
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Bengaluru

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel route builder .

Bengaluru, India to San Francisco is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Bengaluru to San Francisco, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, things will get cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 19th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, admire all the interesting features of STAPLES Center, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

7
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 28th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, make a trip to Moran Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online visit planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 19°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

5
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park, steep yourself in history at Marston House Museum, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego by car takes about 8.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter evenings in San Diego when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, with lows around 19°C. On the 7th (Mon), you're off toNew York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

7
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, make a trip to Grand central terminal, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to New York City takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to New York City is 3 hours. Traveling from San Diego in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in New York City, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) 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
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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