21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + Bus:  18 h 30 min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
3
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  10 h 15 min
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  30 h
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Designs by Kamni. Visiting Ocean Grove Beach and East River Waterfront Esplanade will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Times Square, race across the water with a speed boat tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and stroll around Central Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City trip tool.

Ahmedabad, India to New York City is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to New York City. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Ahmedabad in May; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ocean Grove Beach
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the activities along Tidal Basin, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Art Museum of The Americas, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Eastern Market ©
Eastern Market
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then stop by Three Sisters Trading Post.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, things will get slightly colder in Niagara Falls: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Shopping
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Three Sisters Trading Post ©
Three Sisters Trading Post

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Funston National Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and then don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Niagara Falls to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour 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 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for slightly colder 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 (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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.
For shopping fun, head to Montana Avenue or The Grove. Change things up with a short trip to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip maker app.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are much hotter (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Find places to stay May 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Grove ©
The Grove

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Willow Beach in Fort Mohave, approximately Fort Mohave away. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, and take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Find places to stay May 26 — 30:
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
On the 31st (Sun), take in a show at Hopi House and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along South Kaibab Trail, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park visit planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 23°C, while nights are colder with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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