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

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

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
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New York City

— 4 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.
Attractions like Central Park and Empire State Building make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and stroll around The High Line.

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Doha, Qatar to New York City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Doha to New York City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Doha in October, plan for colder days in New York City, with highs around 24°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take a stroll through The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas holiday planning website.

Fly from New York City to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, go for a walk through Lombard Street, walk around Golden Gate Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary site.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and San Diego Air & Space Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, see the sky in a new way at Fleet Science Center, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Diego, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Anaheim

— 2 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park and then make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney District.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Anaheim online trip builder.

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Diego in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

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.