31 days in New York City, Niagara Falls & California Itinerary

31 days in New York City, Niagara Falls & California Itinerary

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31 days in New York City, Niagara Falls & California Itinerary

Start: Coimbatore
Fly:  27​h
New York City
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Coimbatore

5
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or Kalustyan's. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Change things up with a short trip to Gateway National Recreation in Sandy Hook (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, look for gifts at Jangmi Jewelry, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planning tool .

Coimbatore, India to New York City is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Coimbatore to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Coimbatore in August: highs in New York City hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Shopping, #Parks

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
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3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls and then try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, and then get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from New York City to Niagara Falls by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Niagara Falls. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

#Parks, #Nature, #Casinos

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Seneca Niagara Casino ©
Seneca Niagara Casino

6
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Shop till you drop at Santa Monica Farmers Market and Montana Avenue. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach), Malibu (Malibu Lagoon State Beach & Zuma Beach) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Watts Towers, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Los Angeles in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Niagara Falls to Los Angeles. In August, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach

4
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, admire the landmark architecture of Marston House Museum, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

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Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Moonlight State Beach, Coronado Beach
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

2
nights
Carmel

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 21st (Tue), stop by The Cheese Shop, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral and then immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach.

To find reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Diego in August; daily highs in Carmel reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

San Carlos Cathedral, Asilomar State Beach
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Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Inglenook, and finally look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read St. Helena travel route builder tool .

Getting from Carmel to St. Helena by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in August, you will find days in St. Helena are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

#Tours, #Wineries, #Shopping

Side Trips

Napa, Schramsberg Vineyards, Inglenook
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at China Beach and Baker Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through The Castro, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip site .

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from St. Helena in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Union Square ©
Union Square

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