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

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

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco holiday builder website.

Beirut, Lebanon to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Beirut to San Francisco. In April, San Francisco is little chillier than Beirut - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online visit planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Death Valley National Park

— 4 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Dante's View, explore the fascinating underground world of Titus Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and take a memorable drive along Artists Dr.

Plan trip to Death Valley National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planning website.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and take a stroll through Times Square.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New York City travel planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to New York City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New York City. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, things will get slightly colder in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.