14 days in Charleston, New York City & California Itinerary

14 days in Charleston, New York City & California Itinerary

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Charleston
— 1 night
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego International Airport
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Charleston

— 1 night
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 26th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Square, then steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, then don't miss a visit to Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Charleston Fossil Adventures, then take an in-depth tour of Nathaniel Russell House, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Charleston trip planner.

Charlotte to Charleston is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Charleston when traveling from Charlotte in June, with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, stroll through The High Line, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

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Traveling by flight from Charleston to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charleston in June: high temperatures in New York City hover around 80°F and lows are around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online vacation planner.

Fly from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along May Lake Trailhead, get great views at Valley View, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel route app.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 46°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

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.
On the 9th (Fri), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to San Diego. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and much hotter nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums
Highlights from your trip

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.