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

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

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

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Fifth Avenue and Ellis Island. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City road trip planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. In July, New York City is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park and then stroll through La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Black's Beach and then stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Diego in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Black's Beach ©
Black's Beach

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and then learn about winemaking at Mumm Napa.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our St. Helena online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from San Diego to St. Helena takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in St. Helena. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Mumm Napa
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Fort Funston National Park and China Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, wander the streets of North Beach, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour planner .

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from St. Helena in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to The Strip or The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, and catch a live performance at Casino at the MGM Grand.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip planning tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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