23 days in California & New York State Itinerary

23 days in California & New York State Itinerary

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23 days in California & New York State Itinerary

Start: Curitiba
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
5
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
6
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Curitiba

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.
La Jolla Cove has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Diego itinerary maker site .

Curitiba, Brazil to San Diego is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Curitiba to San Diego. Traveling from Curitiba in July, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 29°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco attractions planning tool .

Getting from San Diego to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in July, San Francisco is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

4
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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel 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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 30 minutes away. Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, don't miss a visit to Third Street Art Alley, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and finally admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Schoellkopf Power Station, step off the mainland to explore Three Sisters Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls online trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Niagara Falls in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Three Sisters Island ©
Three Sisters Island

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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to Broadway, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City travel planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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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