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

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

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bakersfield
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 day
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Rodeo Drive, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online tour planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Los Angeles is minus 5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

San Diego

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Las Americas Premium Outlets, Children's Pool and San Diego Bay Walk. On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Marston House Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, and then look for gifts at Cousin's Candy Shops. On the next day, kick back and relax at Children's Pool, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, then get some fabulous bargains at Las Americas Premium Outlets, then appreciate the extensive heritage of San Diego Bay Walk, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Embarcadero.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Las Vegas

— 4 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Battlefield Vegas, M&M'S World Las Vegas, The Mob Museum, and other attractions. Museum-lovers will get to explore Titanic and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, try to win big at Binion's Gambling Hall, and have fun at Paris Las Vegas.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 46°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 29°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Bakersfield

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): examine the collection at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Bakersfield trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Bakersfield by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect Bakersfield to be little chillier, temps between 41°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Yosemite National Park

— 1 day
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 9th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Bakersfield to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Bakersfield in June, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 10th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Los Angeles

— 1 day

City of Angels

Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at The Getty Center, then shop like a local with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally shop like a local with Third Street Promenade.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planning website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in June; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Top of the Rock as well as Statue of Liberty National Monument. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Museum-lovers will get to explore 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Ellis Island, explore the striking landscape of Hamilton Grange National Memorial, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City. In June, daytime highs in New York City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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.