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

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

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

Start: Dammam
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Dammam

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fifth Avenue and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Gateway National Recreation in Sandy Hook--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, wander the streets of Times Square, and explore the activities along Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New York City holiday planner .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to New York City is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Dammam to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dammam in June, you will find days in New York City are much colder (31°C), and nights are a bit cooler (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 25th (Mon), examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 45°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Get in touch with nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and La Jolla Cove. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, contemplate the long history of Mormon Battalion Historic Site, and stroll through Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: highs in San Diego hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Do your shopping at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Melrose Trading Post. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Montana Avenue). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles journey planning tool .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our St. Helena attractions planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Los Angeles to St. Helena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in St. Helena. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Oxbow Public Market, Robert Mondavi Winery, Mumm Napa
Highlights from your plan
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Wharf and Musee Mecanique. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, take a stroll through Union Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach, and explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from St. Helena in July, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 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 and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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