17 days in Nevada, California & New York City Itinerary

17 days in Nevada, California & New York City Itinerary

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17 days in Nevada, California & New York City Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  22​h
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and have some family-friendly fun at Adventure Combat Ops.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Las Vegas is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 13 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in January, things will get little chillier in Las Vegas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
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 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

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

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect San Diego to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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.
On the 21st (Mon), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally see the interesting displays at The Grammy Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range, don't miss a visit to Valley View, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then hit the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, things will get much colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 7°C and lows about -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 25th (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, don't miss a visit to Book Passage, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are much warmer (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New York City travel route planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect nights in New York City to be much colder, around -5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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