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

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

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

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
3
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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 9th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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 11th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas vacation planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

5
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.
Attractions like Central Park and American Museum of Natural History make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and go for a walk through The High Line.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip maker website .

You can fly from Las Vegas to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, things will get a bit cooler in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time 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 19th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. On the next day, observe the fascinating underwater world at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Diego driving holiday site .

You can 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. September in San Diego sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

6
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Family-friendly places like Disney California Adventure Park and Downtown Disney will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure, Radiator Springs Racers, & more). Explore Los Angeles further: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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