15 days in New York City, Las Vegas & California Itinerary

15 days in New York City, Las Vegas & California Itinerary

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15 days in New York City, Las Vegas & California Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to New York City is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to New York City. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get your game on at Wreck Room, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Wreck Room ©
Wreck Room

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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

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Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, Los Angeles is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Washburn Point, trek along Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 20th (Thu), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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