15 days in California & New York City Itinerary

15 days in California & New York City Itinerary

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Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Drive

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and El Pueblo de Los Angeles are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel route planner.

Newark to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Yosemite National Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Taft Point. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park vacation planning tool.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Visit Golden Gate Bridge and Filbert Street Stairs for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, stroll around Golden Gate Park, get curious at Exploratorium, and wander the streets of SoMa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel planning tool.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 59°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

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New York City

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

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Fly from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 84°F and lows about 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.