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

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

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

Start: Pune
Fly:  23​h
1
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
8
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h
End: Pune

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and Titanic. Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave), Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, push the limits with an extreme tour, and don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas itinerary planner .

Pune, India to Las Vegas is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 13 hours. June in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin, explore the activities along Lake Mary, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mammoth Brewing Company.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes trip tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, Mammoth Lakes is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 30°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
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Lake Mary ©
Lake Mary
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©
Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin ©
Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin

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 28th (Fri): make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip tool .

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail ©
Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Cannery Row
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, browse the different shops at The Grove, and shop like a local with Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles tour builder app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, shop like a local with Spanish Village Art Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip builder tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. We've included these beaches for you: Ocean Grove Beach and Point Lookout Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Bronx Zoo (in Bronx), 8th Ave Jetty (in Asbury Park) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, make a trip to Times Square, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To see photos and tourist information, you can read our New York City driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to New York City in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from San Diego to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in New York City hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, 8th Ave Jetty, Ocean Grove Beach, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Point Lookout Beach
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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