28 days in New York City & California Itinerary

28 days in New York City & California Itinerary

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28 days in New York City & California Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 12 nights
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Kuwait City

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Market. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our New York City tour planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in May, things will get colder in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Funston National Park and Ocean Beach. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Union Square. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and stop by City Lights Booksellers.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco journey planning website .

Getting from New York City to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. May in San Francisco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Union Square ©
Union Square
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, cruise along Tioga Pass, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip builder app .

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. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are a bit cooler (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

12
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Will Rogers State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Shop till you drop at Amoeba Music and Montana Avenue. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Place & Third Street Promenade) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Del Rey Beach, browse the different shops at The Grove, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Beverly Hills
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

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 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, take in the exciting artwork at Spanish Village Art Center, and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Diego travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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