24 days in California, New Orleans & New York City Itinerary

24 days in California, New Orleans & New York City Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
4
Monterey
— 1 night
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
6
New Orleans
— 2 nights
7
New York City
— 8 nights

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Alcatraz Island and Lands End. Get in touch with nature at Muir Woods National Monument and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Change things up with a short trip to VJB Cellars in Kenwood (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, get great views at Twin Peaks, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary maker site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect little chillier days and colder nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument, VJB Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Lands End ©
Lands End
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
day
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park itinerary maker website.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): cruise along 17-Mile Drive, don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Venture Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Monterey trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Monterey takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or fly. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July: highs in Monterey hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Venture Gallery ©
Venture Gallery

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Head to The Grove and La La Landfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Victoria Gardens (in Rancho Cucamonga) and The California Route 66 Museum (in Victorville). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary website.

You can fly from Monterey to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Victoria Gardens, The California Route 66 Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): head outdoors with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie, and then wander the streets of Garden District. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at St. Joseph Plantation, examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, thenmake a trip to Evergreen Plantation, and finally view the masterpieces at Jamie Hayes Gallery.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New Orleans takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to New Orleans is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Los Angeles in July since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St. Joseph Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Whitney Plantation, Evergreen Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Garden District ©
Garden District
Ultimate Swamp Adventures ©
Ultimate Swamp Adventures

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Escape the urban bustle at Bushkill Falls and Bay Head Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (in Central Valley), Hyde Park (Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt & Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum) and Seaside Park Beach (in Seaside Park). There's still lots to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, visit Dumbo, see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Met Cloisters.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to New York City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to New York City. Traveling from New Orleans in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Hyde Park, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Bay Head Beach, Island Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

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