16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
car:  7​h 30​min
3
Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
San Jose
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
San Diego
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
On the 5th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then take a stroll through The Strip.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas route maker website .

New York City to Las Vegas is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Las Vegas. When traveling from New York City in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 47°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
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.
On the 8th (Fri), hike along Mariposa Grove, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village

2
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at California State Capitol Museum, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, then explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Enchambered: Sacramento Escape Room.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sacramento online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Yosemite National Park to Sacramento takes 7.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Sacramento, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Enchambered: Sacramento Escape Room ©
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum

1
night
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, and then try to win big at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Heavenly Mountain Resort.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe route maker site .

Traveling by car from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sacramento in November, with highs in South Lake Tahoe at 52°F and lows at 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning website .

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 64°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Winchester Mystery House, get curious at The Tech Interactive, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Jose tour itinerary tool .

Drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. November in San Jose sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Tech Interactive ©
The Tech Interactive
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral ©
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from San Jose to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Jose in November; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 76°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
day
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 17th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Diego road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in November, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
On the 18th (Mon), make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Nightlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

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