20 days in Reno & California Itinerary

20 days in Reno & California Itinerary

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20 days in Reno & California Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Reno
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: New York City

3
nights
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Explore Reno's surroundings by going to Sand Harbor (in Incline Village) and Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe (in Stateline). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, try to win big at Casino at Silver Legacy Resort, see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Truckee River Walk.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Reno trip app .

New York City to Reno is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Reno. Traveling from New York City in May, Reno is little chillier at night with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Reno

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trips

Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay State Park, Sand Harbor
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Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum

8
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along May Lake Trailhead, cruise along Tioga Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Reno to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. In May, Yosemite National Park is little chillier than Reno - with highs of 65°F and lows of 34°F. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 7th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore and take pictures at Staples Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles visit planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for much hotter nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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