14 days in New York City, Grand Canyon National Park & California Itinerary

14 days in New York City, Grand Canyon National Park & California Itinerary

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14 days in New York City, Grand Canyon National Park & California Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore and take pictures at The High Line, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary builder site .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to New York City is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 8th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, hike along Rim Trail, and get a taste of the local shopping with Lookout Studio.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from New York City in December, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder at night with lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
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 9th (Mon): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, wander the streets of Union Square, and take a memorable ride with Cable Cars.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco journey planning site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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