21 days in Western US & New York City Itinerary

21 days in Western US & New York City Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Madera
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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New York City
— 8 nights

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Two Rodeo Drive and Santa Monica Farmers Market. You'll explore and learn at Norton Simon Museum and Petersen Automotive Museum. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, view the masterpieces at Annenberg Space for Photography, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Los Angeles using our trip planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Los Angeles is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bucharest in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 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 · Parks

Side Trips

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

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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.
To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Simeon online trip maker.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Simeon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, San Simeon is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Twin Peaks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally take a stroll through Union Square.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from San Simeon to San Francisco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in September, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Madera.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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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, learn about winemaking at Quady Winery, then learn about winemaking at Ficklin Vineyards, and finally join the crowd at Madera Speedway.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Madera journey tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Madera by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madera: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 17°C at night. 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

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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.
On the 14th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Stratosphere Tower, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get a new perspective on things with Gondola Rides at the Venetian, then try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas vacation builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Madera to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Madera in September, with lows around 25°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to 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
Casino At The Venetian ©
Casino At The Venetian

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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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then get great views at Hopi Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park visit planning site.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

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Phoenix

Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Phoenix online route builder.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Phoenix at 43°C and lows at 30°C. On the 17th (Tue), you're off to New York City.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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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.
Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville), Ocean Grove Beach (in Ocean Grove) and 8th Ave Jetty (in Asbury Park). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, visit Wall Street, immerse yourself in nature at Hook Mountain State Park, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to New York City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to New York City. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Phoenix in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Derby Greenway, Bay Head Beach, Hook Mountain State Park, Ocean Grove Beach
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 (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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