22 days in New York City, Niagara Falls & California Itinerary

22 days in New York City, Niagara Falls & California Itinerary

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get in touch with nature at Bushkill Falls and Speed Boats Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Independence National Historical Park and Food Tours. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Independence Hall (in Philadelphia), Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Sam's Point Preserve (in Cragsmoor). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of The Oculus, admire the masterpieces at The Met Cloisters, and stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to New York City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to New York City. In October, New York City is slightly colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park, and then hike along Niagara Gorge Trail. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Glen Falls and then immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Hole State Park.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip planner.

You can drive from New York City to Niagara Falls in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from San Francisco Bay Bridge and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to San Francisco takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Niagara Falls to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Breakwater.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey route planning app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in Monterey, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Beaches

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
Mariposa Grove has been added to your itinerary. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally hike along Nevada Falls Loop.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Monterey in October, plan for much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
You've now added General Sherman Tree to your itinerary. On the 17th (Thu), trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Stump Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, then admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, and then hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online road trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 12°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Six Flags Magic Mountain as well as Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, with lows around 19°C. You will leave for San Diego on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
You've now added SeaWorld San Diego to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and La Jolla Shores Park.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 24th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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.