22 days in California, New Orleans & New York City Itinerary

22 days in California, New Orleans & New York City Itinerary

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22 days in California, New Orleans & New York City Itinerary

Start: Alicante
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h
6
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Alicante

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, stroll around Crissy Field, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker .

Alicante, Spain to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Alicante to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. March in San Francisco sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

3
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Mammoth Lakes is known for nature, winter sports, breweries & distilleries, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area, stroll through Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park, don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, and look for gifts at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you will find days in Mammoth Lakes are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are colder (-5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
North Dome ©
North Dome

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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in March; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 27°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Family-friendly places like Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, don't miss a visit to Arcadian Books, and walk around New Orleans City Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans visit site .

Fly from San Diego to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from San Diego in April, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing in Lawrenceville, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, take a stroll through Times Square, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from New Orleans, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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