14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  7​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Monica State Beach as well as Universal Studios Hollywood. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally stroll through Santa Monica Bay.

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New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

5
nights
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.
You've now added Mission Beach Park to your itinerary. It doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 68°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums Parks Beaches
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Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip planner .

You can fly from San Diego to Carmel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In August, Carmel is little chillier than San Diego - with highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

17-Mile Drive
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17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Japanese Tea Garden, Exploratorium and The Castro. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Wharf and Twin Peaks. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Lombard Street.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Childrens Museums Museums Neighborhoods
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
The Castro
The Castro

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