23 days in California & New York City Itinerary

23 days in California & New York City Itinerary

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23 days in California & New York City Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  18​h
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Sydney

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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory will thrill your kids. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Pack the 22nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. April in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument. Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, and hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). You'll set off for New York City on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line.

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

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to New York City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. In April, New York City is slightly colder than San Diego - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

6
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, stroll through Crissy Field, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, and don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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