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

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

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

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
7
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
day
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks, then look for gifts at Rainbow Grocery, then shop like a local with City Lights Booksellers, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning site .

Mumbai, India to San Francisco is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Mumbai to San Francisco, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in April, with highs in San Francisco at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers
Rainbow Grocery ©
Rainbow Grocery

2
nights
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.
On the 10th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, then stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Hoover Dam Bypass, then get engrossed in the history at Titanic, then browse the different shops at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas journey maker site .

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. In April, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Forum Shops at Caesars ©
The Forum Shops at Caesars
Hoover Dam Bypass ©
Hoover Dam Bypass

3
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Museum-lovers will get to explore Carmel Art Association and Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery. For shopping fun, head to The Cheese Shop or Trio Carmel. There's lots more to do: stroll through Point Lobos, do a tasting at A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro, get engrossed in the history at Colton Hall Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Gallery by the Sea Carmel.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Carmel journey planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, Carmel is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Monterey
Highlights from your plan
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Sunset Cultural Center ©
Sunset Cultural Center

2
nights
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 15th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, take in the exciting artwork at Fiona Bleu Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Cambria Nursery & Florist, take in the exciting artwork at artifacts gallery, then stop by Lucia Apothecary, then look for gifts at Sebastian General Store, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

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Getting from Carmel to San Simeon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Carmel, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Cambria, Fiona Bleu Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Artifacts Gallery ©
Artifacts Gallery

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at The Getty Center, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and then stop by Shops at Montebello.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Simeon in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Shops at Montebello
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Shops at Montebello ©
Shops at Montebello
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 18th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum, look for gifts at Brandini Toffee, then get engrossed in the history at Cabot's Pueblo Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Dream Wanderer. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Antique Galleries of Palm Springs, get engrossed in the history at Palm Springs Air Museum, then view the masterpieces at CODA Gallery, and finally wander the streets of El Paseo Shopping District.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Palm Springs route maker .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Palm Springs, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palm Desert, Cabot's Pueblo Museum, The Dream Wanderer
Highlights from your plan
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
Cabot's Pueblo Museum
Cabot's Pueblo Museum
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and SoHo. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and St. James General Store. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: The Amazing Olive (in Port Jefferson) and Brid's Closet (in Cornwall on Hudson). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New York City online road trip planner .

Getting from Palm Springs to New York City by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Palm Springs to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Palm Springs, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St. James General Store, Brid's Closet, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Amazing Olive
Highlights from your plan
St. James General Store ©
St. James General Store
SoHo ©
SoHo
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ©
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

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