15 days in New York City & California Itinerary

15 days in New York City & California Itinerary

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

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New York City

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and SoHo. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at New York Public Library, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online tour planner.

Brussels, Belgium to New York City is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. In June, New York City is a bit warmer than Brussels - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Side Trips

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Religious Site
The Met Cloisters
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
4.6

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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 Yosemite Falls. Get in touch with nature at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Tuolumne Meadows. Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from New York City to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from New York City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Must see
Yosemite Falls
4.7
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Must see
Bridalveil Fall
4.5
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Must see
Glacier Point
4.9

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

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 car from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are warmer (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature
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Geologic Formation
Zabriskie Point
4.8
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Water Body
Badwater Basin
4.7

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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 Visitor Center and Gift Shop 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 do a combination of bus and flight; 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 39°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in June, plan for cooler days in Monterey, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Must see
Point Lobos
4.9

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

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 Twin Peaks. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Union Square. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Francisco vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Science Museum
Exploratorium
4.6

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