17 days in New York City & California Itinerary

17 days in New York City & California Itinerary

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17 days in New York City & California Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City sightseeing planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Kuwait City to New York City. While traveling from Kuwait City, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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 28th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld San Diego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego online route planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Diego in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Diego is minus 3 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

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

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Mammoth Lakes is known for nature, winter sports, breweries & distilleries, trails, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Washburn Point, and get great views at Half Dome.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Mammoth Lakes, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, walk around Golden Gate Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online day trip planner .

Fly from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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