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

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

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New York City
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Anaheim
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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New York City

— 3 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and Top of the Rock will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online route maker.

Doha, Qatar to New York City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to New York City is minus 8 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Doha in January, with highs in New York City at 5°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Attractions like The Getty Center and Santa Monica State Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, about 30 minutes away. Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stroll through Santa Monica Bay, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online day trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Los Angeles by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. 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 January, expect Los Angeles to be warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim

— 3 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the magic at Downtown Disney District, then make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park, and then catch some excitement at The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Anaheim travel route planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Anaheim in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Las Vegas

— 5 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Mob Museum. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Nostalgia Street Rods.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Anaheim to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Anaheim in January: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.