25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Mumbai
Fly:  23​h
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Madison
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Bakersfield
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Mumbai

2
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 21st (Sat), admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, and then make a trip to Millennium Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, and then meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India to Chicago is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -11 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in April; daily highs in Chicago reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Madison.

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The Art Institute of Chicago
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Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium

3
days
Madison

Madison
Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madison: Devil's Lake State Park (in Baraboo) and Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park (in Wisconsin Dells). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Capitol Square -South, look for gifts at Ehlenbach's Cheese Chalet Inc, and get a sense of history and politics at Wisconsin State Capitol.

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You can drive from Chicago to Madison in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Chicago in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madison, with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

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Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

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Ehlenbach's Cheese Chalet Inc, Devil's Lake State Park, Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park
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Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Devil's Lake State Park ©
Devil's Lake State Park
Wisconsin State Capitol ©
Wisconsin State Capitol

3
days
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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and shop like a local with The Strip.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Madison to Las Vegas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Madison to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madison in April, you will find days in Las Vegas are much warmer (31°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (16°C). On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Hoover Dam
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Mather Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are colder (-3°C). You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to San Diego.

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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace

2
days
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 2nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

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San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

3
days
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles journey maker tool .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
days
Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Bakersfield is a city in Southern California, United States near the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley in Kern County. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stop by California Fruit Depot, then steep yourself in history at Tehachapi Loop, and then experience rural life at Murray Family Farms. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at California Area Living Museum (CALM), take an in-depth tour of Kern County Museum, and then examine the collection at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Bakersfield takes 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in Bakersfield are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

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Outdoors Museums Parks

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Tehachapi Loop
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California Area Living Museum (CALM) ©
Tehachapi Loop ©
Tehachapi Loop
California Fruit Depot ©
California Fruit Depot

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Bakersfield to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bakersfield in May: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

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El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail ©
Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and catch a ride on Cable Cars.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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