28 days in California & New York City Itinerary

28 days in California & New York City Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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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.
Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and de Young Museum. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Marshall’s Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to San Francisco, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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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 10th (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then stroll through Carmel River State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Carmel, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's still lots to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip website.

Drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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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.
Let the collections at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
You'll explore and learn at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Visit La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Children's Pool, get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches
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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 your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Grand Slam New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to New York City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in New York City, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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.