16 days in New York City, Washington DC & California Itinerary

16 days in New York City, Washington DC & California Itinerary

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16 days in New York City, Washington DC & California Itinerary

Manama
Fly:  17​h 15​min
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
Manama

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. You'll explore and learn at 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

Manama, Bahrain to New York City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Manama in June, things will get colder in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

1
day
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in June, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through La Jolla Cove, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, and then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Washington DC to San Diego takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 26°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Hermosa Beach Pier and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Will Rogers State Beach, then stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and finally wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel route planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): stroll through Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally stroll through Wawona Meadow. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To plan Yosemite National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Chinatown, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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