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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Shopping Girlfriend NYCfor plenty of shopping. 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Sandy Hook to see Gateway National Recreation about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, look for gifts at Jangmi Jewelry, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New York City route builder app .

Coimbatore, India to New York City is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Coimbatore to New York City, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

2
days
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 8th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls and then try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, and then get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In August, Niagara Falls is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

#Parks, #Nature, #Casinos

Side Trip

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.
Get some historical perspective at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park. Head to Santa Monica Farmers Market and Montana Avenuefor plenty of shopping. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach), Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Malibu (Malibu Lagoon State Beach & Zuma Beach). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, stroll through Cabrillo Beach, and look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Los Angeles takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. August in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Change things up with a short trip to Moonlight Beach in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, stroll through Black's Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
days
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 21st (Tue), look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then stroll through Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere 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. Traveling from San Diego in August, things will get a bit cooler in Carmel: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Asilomar State Beach, San Carlos Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

2
days
St. Helena

The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Schramsberg Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then do a tasting at Inglenook, and finally stop by Oxbow Public Market.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Helena online visit planner .

You can drive from Carmel to St. Helena in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in August: highs in St. Helena hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

#Tours, #Wineries, #Shopping

Side Trips

Napa, Inglenook, Schramsberg Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
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.
Visit Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero for their historical value. Do your shopping at Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, stroll through Fort Funston National Park, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

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Drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from St. Helena in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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