20 days in New York City & California Itinerary

20 days in New York City & California Itinerary

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20 days in New York City & California Itinerary

Pune
Fly + bus:  19​h
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
Pune

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip maker app .

Pune, India to New York City is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to New York City is minus 10 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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 16th (Sat): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Diego online attractions planner .

Getting from New York City to San Diego by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Diego. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in San Diego hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

3
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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 38 minutes away. Pack the 20th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

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

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to 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). On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and trek along Merced Grove.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 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, expect much colder with lows of 5°C in Yosemite National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, catch a ride on Cable Cars, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip website .

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. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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