21 days in New York City & California Itinerary

21 days in New York City & California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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New York City
— 5 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Los Angeles
— 6 nights


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 plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City journey site.

Budapest, Hungary to New York City is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Budapest to New York City. Traveling from Budapest in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

Make your Yosemite National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New York City to Yosemite National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Yosemite National Park is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). Pack the 18th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles visit planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

California travel guide

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.