15 days in New York City & California Itinerary

15 days in New York City & California Itinerary

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New York City
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Tahoe City
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, see the top attractions with Sea the City Jet Ski Tours, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New York City. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

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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.
Kids will enjoy Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco tour itinerary planning tool.

Fly from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In August, San Francisco is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. On the 9th (Wed), kick your exploration up a notch at Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then trek along Eagle Rock Hiking Trail.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tahoe City journey maker.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Tahoe City in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Tahoe City are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks ©
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks
River Rafting & Tubing

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