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

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

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Pack the 20th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

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San Diego

— 3 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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in San Diego are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Nature

Las Vegas

— 5 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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

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Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in December, expect Las Vegas to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping

New York City

— 5 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, get great views at Top of the Rock, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read New York City route builder.

You can fly from Las Vegas to New York City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to New York City is 3 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, you will find days in New York City are slightly colder (10°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

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Fly from New York City to San Francisco in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in January, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are much hotter (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.