27 days in California, New York City & Dallas Itinerary

27 days in California, New York City & Dallas Itinerary

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27 days in California, New York City & Dallas Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  16​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Carmel
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h
Sydney

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ghirardelli Square and Exploratorium. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Safari West. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Oxbow Public Market in Napa, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, tee off at Lincoln Park, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and kick back and relax at China Beach.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. In October in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oxbow Public Market, Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Safari West ©
Safari West

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder app .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 21°C by day to -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
day
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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Carmel online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect warmer evenings in Carmel when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

3
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.
Attractions like Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Children's Pool make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at San Diego Zoo and La Jolla Cove. It doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Carmel to San Diego takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Carmel in October, expect San Diego to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 20°C. You'll set off for New York City on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Shopping Girlfriend NYC. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, stop by American Girl Place - New York, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planning website .

Getting from San Diego to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Diego in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 23°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New York City

#Shopping, #Parks, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

1
day
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Pioneer Plaza and then identify plant and animal life at Trinity River Audubon Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from New York City to Dallas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Dallas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Dallas

#Wildlife, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Trinity River Audubon Center ©
Trinity River Audubon Center
Pioneer Plaza ©
Pioneer Plaza

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Santa Monica Farmers Market and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 24th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at The Grove, stop by Hollywood & Highland, shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel route tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Dallas to Los Angeles takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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