12 days in California & New York City Itinerary

12 days in California & New York City Itinerary

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12 days in California & New York City Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City


3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and wander the streets of Marina District.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco attractions planning app .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and subway. Traveling from Kuwait City to San Francisco, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuwait City in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Union Square ©
Union Square
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
St. Helena

The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our St. Helena journey planning website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of subway and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in St. Helena: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Del Rey Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area, stop by Amoeba Music, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, then kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and finally browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from St. Helena to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Helena in June, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Two Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Amoeba Music ©
Amoeba Music

1
night
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 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Children's Pool and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in San Diego hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

2
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Market. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, look for gifts at The Strand Bookstore, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and make a trip to Times Square.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City holiday builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to New York City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for a bit warmer days in New York City, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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