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

Coimbatore
Fly:  27​h
New York City
— 6 nights
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
Coimbatore

5
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.
9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Gateway National Recreation in Sandy Hook--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Fifth Avenue, stop by Jangmi Jewelry, hit all the best shops with Shopping Girlfriend NYC, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Coimbatore, India to New York City is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Coimbatore to New York City, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Coimbatore in August, plan for little chillier days in New York City, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Shopping

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Gateway National Recreation
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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9/11 Memorial
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2
days
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.

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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

#Nature, #Parks, #Fun & Games

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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

5
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.
Do your shopping at Santa Monica Farmers Market and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Visit El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Venice Canals Walkway for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), Montana Avenue (in Santa Monica) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stroll through Cabrillo Beach, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Los Angeles takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores 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

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
days
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 State Reserve, and then kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River 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.

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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

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
days
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.

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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

5
days
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. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through The Castro, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and admire all the interesting features of Twin Peaks.

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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. Traveling from St. Helena in August, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to 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
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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