22 days in California, Las Vegas & New York City Itinerary

22 days in California, Las Vegas & New York City Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles

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.
Visit Santa Monica State Beach and Royal Palms State Beach for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Montana Avenue and Santa Monica Pier. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Newport Beach, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles. Traveling from Brisbane in July, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

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San Diego

America's Finest City

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.
On the 5th (Mon), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Diego road trip app.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

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Las Vegas

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 7th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. On the next day, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and then make a trip to Paris Las Vegas.

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Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 47°C by day to 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

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New York City

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Times Square and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

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Fly from Las Vegas to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New York City. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, hike along Panorama Trail, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New York City to Yosemite National Park. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, expect much colder with lows of 9°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

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Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 17th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Carmel tour site.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in Carmel to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, visit SoMa, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online tour planner.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.