21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Los Angeles
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Los Angeles

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and de Young Museum. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel planner.

Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

4
days
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Museum-lovers will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City vacation maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

4
days
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Get a sense of the local culture at Walker Sisters' Cabin and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin. Escape the urban bustle at Roaring Fork and Chimney Tops. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Quiet Walkways, stroll through Chimneys Picnic Area, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and trek along Alum Cave Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Great Smoky Mountains National Park: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
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Chimney Tops

5
days
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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along Rim Trail, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (69°F), and nights are much colder (32°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
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Bright Angel Trail
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