22 days in California & New York City Itinerary

22 days in California & New York City Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
2
St. Helena
— 1 night
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
6
New York City
— 4 nights

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Eden Fine Art. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through SoMa, and browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): learn about winemaking at Inglenook, learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa, and finally do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read St. Helena holiday planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in April since evenings lows in St. Helena dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Rutherford, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Inglenook ©
Inglenook
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Get in touch with nature at McGurk Meadow and Nature Center at Happy Isles. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and train from St. Helena to Yosemite National Park in 15 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in May, things will get slightly colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 21°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
North Dome ©
North Dome
McGurk Meadow ©
McGurk Meadow

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.
The Getty Center and Annenberg Space for Photography will appeal to museum buffs. For shopping fun, head to Montana Avenue or Abbot Kinney Boulevard. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Two Rodeo Drive, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Contemporary Art, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planning site.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Two Rodeo Drive, Montana Avenue
Highlights from your plan
Hammer Museum ©
Hammer Museum
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Escape the urban bustle at La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. It doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in San Diego, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Kee's Chocolates. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Times Square, get maximum retail therapy with Shopping Girlfriend NYC, make a trip to Empire State Building, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiles For America.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online holiday planner.

Getting from San Diego to New York City by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in May, New York City is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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