22 days in California, Las Vegas & New York City Itinerary

22 days in California, Las Vegas & New York City Itinerary

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22 days in California, Las Vegas & New York City Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  41​h
5
New York City
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Manchester

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online tour itinerary planner .

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in May, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, walk around Mariposa Grove, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online route planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect nights in Los Angeles to be warmer, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

6
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to New York City is 3 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, things will get little chillier in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. On the 5th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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