12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  18​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: New Delhi


2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Union Square, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally don't miss a visit to Washington Square.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online road trip planner .

New Delhi, India to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New Delhi to San Francisco, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Union Square ©
Union Square

2
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.
On the 14th (Tue), browse the different shops at The Grove, stop by Bergamot Station, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Los Angeles using our trip planner.

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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bergamot Station
Highlights from your plan
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Amoeba Music ©
Amoeba Music

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Maricopa Point, get great views at Pima Point, then look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, and finally shop like a local with Lookout Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then stroll through Rim Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park route planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

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
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

1
night
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 18th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

2
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.
On the 20th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Central Park and then explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Fifth Avenue and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to New York City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect New York City to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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