26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
5
Boston
— 3 nights
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
7
New York City
— 5 nights

3
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Lands End. Let the collections at Walt Disney Family Museum and SS Jeremiah O'Brien capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, expand your understanding of the military at Fort Point, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip tool.

Mumbai, India to San Francisco is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 13.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in May, expect San Francisco to be colder, temps between °C and °C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Lands End ©
Lands End

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.
On the 10th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, thenadmire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, thentake some stellar pictures from Valley View, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park attractions site.

Fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hollywood Walk of Fame and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park. You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Newport Beach and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip app.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around °C, while nights are much warmer with lows around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for Chicago.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay May 12 — 17:
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Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

2
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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 18th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, thenstroll through Lakefront Trail, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at Cantigny Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baha'i House of Worship, thenexamine the collection at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, and finally walk around Millennium Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chicago tour planning app.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Chicago takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Chicago. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Baha'i House of Worship, Lake Michigan, Cantigny Park
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Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk

3
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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Explore hidden gems such as Museum of Fine Arts and Old State House. Appreciate the collections at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and The Mapparium. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, get some jogging in at Charles River Esplanade, step off the mainland to explore Castle Island, and take a stroll through Back Bay.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Boston trip maker app.

Getting from Chicago to Boston by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Old State House ©
Old State House
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church

3
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Smithsonian Institution Building. Popular historic sites such as Washington National Cathedral and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at National Postal Museum, admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at U.S. National Arboretum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Washington DC trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Boston to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in May, with highs in Washington DC at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©
Smithsonian American Art Museum ©
Smithsonian American Art Museum

5
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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Met Cloisters and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum) and Great Neck Steppingstone Park (in Great Neck). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Great Neck Steppingstone Park
Find places to stay May 25 — 30:
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Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site ©
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

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