15 days in New York City & California Itinerary

15 days in New York City & California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New York City
— 3 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
4
San Simeon
— 1 day
5
Monterey
— 2 nights
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Met Cloisters. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and Chelsea Market. The adventure continues: examine the collection at New York Public Library, shop like a local with SoHo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New York City travel planning app.

Brussels, Belgium to New York City is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in June, with highs in New York City at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. Get in touch with nature at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Bridalveil Fall. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

Take a bus from New York City to Yosemite National Park in 78 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Yosemite National Park is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, Yosemite National Park is colder at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

1
day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point and then explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park online trip builder.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 6 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are warmer (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

1
day
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Simeon route builder site.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to San Simeon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In June, San Simeon is a bit cooler than Death Valley National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, thenstroll through Point Lobos, and then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Monterey travel itinerary planner.

Drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from San Simeon, expect colder days and about the same nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Carmel, Pfeiffer State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Exploratorium and Ferry Building Marketplace. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, stop by SoMa, and take a stroll through Union Square.

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You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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