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

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

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, appreciate the history behind The Wave Organ, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you will find days in San Francisco are cooler (17°C), and nights are slightly colder (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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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 Glacier Point make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Elizabeth Lake and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at North Dome, get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip app.

Do a combination of flight and bus 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. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (7°C), and nights are cooler (-12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
North Dome ©
North Dome

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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 Statue of Liberty National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, walk around The High Line, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to New York City in 78 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Yosemite National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in January since evenings lows in New York City dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

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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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.
Bring the kids along to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Cabrillo National Monument. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and explore the activities along Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Diego visit planner.

You can fly from New York City to San Diego in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in San Diego reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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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.
Bring the kids along to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Mob Museum. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, shop like a local with The Strip, and have fun at Paris Las Vegas.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip website.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Diego in January: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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 Santa Monica Pier. Get in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Temescal Gateway Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim) and Ocean View Park (in Santa Monica). Pack the 23rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
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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