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

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

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Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
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San Diego
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New York City
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Yosemite National Park
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San Francisco
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and California Science Center. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 5th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and engage your brain at Samuel Oschin Air & Space Center.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Los Angeles is little chillier than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, get interesting insight from Tours, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, and try to win big at New York New York Casino.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Las Vegas to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Before you visit San Diego, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, things will get a bit warmer in San Diego: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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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.
Attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, wander the streets of Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

Plan a New York City trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Fly from San Diego to New York City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in January, expect New York City to be cooler, temps between 5°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

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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.
Attractions like Badger Pass Ski Area and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, and get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel route builder.

You can take a bus from New York City to Yosemite National Park in 78 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in January, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Exploratorium, stroll around Golden Gate Park, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and pause for some photo ops at The Wave Organ.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online vacation planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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