32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chennai
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  26 h
1
Carmel
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  3 h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h
5
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
St. Helena
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Subway + Fly + Drive:  5 h
8
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
9
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Chennai

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): stroll through Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, kick back and relax at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then stop by The Cheese Shop.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel travel itinerary planner.

Chennai (Madras), India to Carmel is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Chennai (Madras) to Carmel. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Chennai (Madras) in August: high temperatures in Carmel hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes. Let the collections at The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas travel planner.

Getting from Carmel to Las Vegas by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Carmel in August, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between 45°C and 30°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Shopping Parks
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago and Lincoln Park Zoo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Magnificent Mile. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Field Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, and ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chicago itinerary builder.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Chicago is 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get a bit cooler in Chicago: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

6
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 in touch with nature at Mount Washburn and Yellowstone Lake. On the 18th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Grand Teton. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, appreciate the extensive heritage of S Rim Trail, hike along Artist Point, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park. When traveling from Chicago in August, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

5
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.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. Head to The Grove and Hollywood & Highlandfor plenty of shopping. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 20th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are warmer (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disney California Adventure Park
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Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery and then do a tasting at Mumm Napa.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Helena itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from San Diego to St. Helena takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in St. Helena when traveling from San Diego in August, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Mumm Napa, Robert Mondavi Winery
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Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Panorama Trail, then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and then don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online itinerary creator.

You can drive from St. Helena to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from St. Helena in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, stop by City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, kick back and relax at China Beach, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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