21 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Toronto, Train to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls
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Chicago
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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San Jose
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Miami Beach
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 1 day
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Bahama
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Philadelphia
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New York City
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Niagara Falls — 1 day

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
On the 4th (Thu), Head underground at Cave of the Winds and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls online route maker.

Mumbai, India to Niagara Falls is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -10.5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in May, expect Niagara Falls to be cooler, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.
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Nature · Parks
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Chicago — 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate, then stroll around Millennium Park, and finally admire the striking features of 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip app.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to Chicago in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in Chicago sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Museums · Parks
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Yellowstone National Park — 1 night

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip website.

Fly from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 1 day

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 8th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 23°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.
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Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Las Vegas — 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 9th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online route planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 10th (Wed), take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll around Golden Gate Park, then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in May, with highs in San Francisco at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose.
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Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

San Jose — 1 night

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 12th (Fri), get curious at The Tech Interactive, catch a live event at SAP Center, and then steep yourself in history at Winchester Mystery House.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Jose trip builder app.

You can drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a subway. In May in San Jose, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Jose to Los Angeles by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 17°C. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Miami Beach.
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Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Miami Beach — 2 nights

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 15th (Mon), browse the different shops at Lincoln Road, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Miami Beach road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Miami Beach takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Miami Beach, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Miami Beach is a bit warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Orlando.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Side Trip
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Orlando — 1 day

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando online trip planner.

Fly from Miami Beach to Orlando in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami Beach in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Orlando. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bahama.
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Bahama — 1 night

Bahama is an unincorporated community in northern Durham County, North Carolina.HistoryBahama was originally settled around 1750 as the community of Balltown until the name was changed to reflect three leading families of the community: ll, rris, and ngum. On the 17th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Stagville Plantation and then get a taste of the local shopping with Cedar Creek Gallery & Pottery.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bahama online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Bahama takes 9.5 hours. Traveling from Orlando in May, expect Bahama to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Washington DC.
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Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Washington DC — 1 night

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 (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Washington DC attractions planning tool.

Drive from Bahama to Washington DC in 4 hours. May in Washington DC sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 19th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, then steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, and finally appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a train to New York City.
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New York City — 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Philadelphia in May: highs in New York City hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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Illinois travel guide

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Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.
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