21 days in New York City & West Coast Itinerary

21 days in New York City & West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Newark
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Stuttgart

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New York City

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Central Park, explore the galleries of Ellis Island, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planning site.

Stuttgart, Germany to New York City is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stuttgart to New York City is minus 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Stuttgart in June; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Diego trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from New York City to San Diego takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Diego due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally kick back and relax at Original Muscle Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Nevada Falls Loop. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, hike along Lembert Dome, and identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Carmel

— 1 night
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel tour itinerary site.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Step out of the city life by going to Fort Funston National Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stop by SoMa, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday planner.

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In June in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hug Point State Recreation Site, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanita Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Cannon Beach in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for little chillier days in Cannon Beach, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 1st (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then stroll through Seahurst Beach Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Seattle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Cannon Beach in June, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip