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

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

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

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  22​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane


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, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park tour itinerary builder tool .

Brisbane, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Brisbane in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, stroll through Golden Gate Park, wander the streets of SoMa, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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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, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planning site .

Getting from San Francisco to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New York City

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

2
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.
Pack the 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Diego tour itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Diego in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in San Diego hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 29°C, while days are much hotter, around 46°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 30 minutes away). Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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