22 days in New York City & California Itinerary

22 days in New York City & California Itinerary

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Train to Tbilisi station, Fly to New York City
New York City
— 6 nights
San Diego
— 3 nights
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly to Gabala International Airport, Drive to Sheki


New York City — 6 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, wander the streets of Times Square, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Sheki, Azerbaijan to New York City is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sheki to New York City. While traveling from Sheki, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can fly to San Diego.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

San Diego — 3 nights

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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip tool.

You can fly from New York City to San Diego in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums
Side Trip

Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 30th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Two Rodeo Drive, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and finally enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nightlife
Side Trips

Yosemite National Park — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Wapama Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online travel planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco — 5 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and go for a walk through Lombard Street.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.