19 days in California & New York City Itinerary

19 days in California & New York City Itinerary

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19 days in California & New York City Itinerary

Start: Nagpur
Fly:  32​h
1
St. Helena
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Nagpur

1
day
St. Helena

The city of St.
On the 23rd (Tue), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the St. Helena online day trip planner .

Nagpur, India to St. Helena is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -13 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Nagpur in April; daily highs in St. Helena reach 25°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, get curious at Exploratorium, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from St. Helena in April since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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 27th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and then hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online journey planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 30 minutes away. Pack the 1st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time 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
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and admire the striking features of Marston House Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in San Diego sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City sightseeing planning site .

Getting from San Diego to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to New York City. Traveling from San Diego in May, New York City is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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