21 days in Western US & New York City Itinerary

21 days in Western US & New York City Itinerary

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21 days in Western US & New York City Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  20​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Madera
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
New York City
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Bucharest

3
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.
Head to Montana Avenue and Annenberg Space for Photographyfor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at California Science Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, stop by Amoeba Music, and examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles journey planning tool .

Bucharest, Romania to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Bucharest in September, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Simeon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder nights in San Simeon, with lows around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 10th (Tue), take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally take a stroll through Union Square.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from San Simeon to San Francisco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from San Simeon in September, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Madera.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

2
nights
Madera

Madera ©
Madera is a city in California and the county seat of Madera County. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Fossil Discovery Center, delve into the lush surroundings at Nelder Grove, then do a tasting at Quady Winery, then do a tasting at Ficklin Vineyards, and finally join the crowd at Madera Speedway.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Madera road trip site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Madera takes 3 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madera, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Madera

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Fossil Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Nelder Grove ©
Nelder Grove
Fossil Discovery Center ©
Fossil Discovery Center
Ficklin Vineyards ©
Ficklin Vineyards

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Gondola Rides at the Venetian, then don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas vacation builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck ©
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Lower Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. On the 15th (Sun), get great views at Lookout Studio, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and finally explore and take pictures at Horseshoe Bend.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Page, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Highlights from your plan
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, things will get much warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 43°C and lows about 30°C. On the 17th (Tue), you're off toNew York City.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Parks

8
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Visit 8th Ave Jetty and Ocean Grove Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Bay Head Beach (in Bay Head), Lido West Beach (in Long Beach) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue, stop by Tiffany & Co., take a stroll through Wall Street, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Phoenix to New York City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to New York City is 2 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in September, things will get little chillier in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pike's Beach, Lido West Beach, Bay Head Beach, Henry Hudson Trail, Hook Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
The Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art

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