14 days in Pittsburgh, Louisiana & California Itinerary

14 days in Pittsburgh, Louisiana & California Itinerary

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Pittsburgh
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New Orleans
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Los Angeles
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Manhattan Beach
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San Francisco
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Pittsburgh

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, and then get your game on at LumberjAxes.

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Istanbul, Turkey to Pittsburgh is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Istanbul to Pittsburgh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Pittsburgh, with lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Nature

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New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, and take a stroll through Garden District.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans road trip site.

You can fly from Pittsburgh to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Pittsburgh in December, plan for a bit warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 16°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

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Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Los Angeles takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manhattan Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach is a city in southwestern Los Angeles County, California, United States, on the Pacific coast south of El Segundo, and north of Hermosa Beach. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market and then stop by Bergamot Station.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Manhattan Beach online vacation planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Manhattan Beach in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Manhattan Beach

Shopping

Side Trip

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San Francisco

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, engage your brain at Exploratorium, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Manhattan Beach to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram and bus. When traveling from Manhattan Beach in January, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Louisiana travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.

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.