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

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

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

Start: Upolu
Drive + Fly:  21​h
1
San Diego
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Anaheim
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + foot:  8​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
5
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  21​h
End: Upolu

8
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.
Kids will enjoy Balboa Park and La Jolla Shores Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Maritime Museum of San Diego and Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to San Diego Zoo Safari Park (in Escondido) and Carlsbad (Carlsbad State Beach & LEGOLAND California). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and get a taste of the local shopping with Seaport Village.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner .

Upolu, Samoa to San Diego is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 21 hours traveling from Upolu to San Diego. In January, daytime highs in San Diego are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Carlsbad, Coronado Island, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

4
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Take a break from the city and head to Crystal Cove and Tahquitz Canyon. Kids will appreciate attractions like Disney California Adventure Park and Newport Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Anaheim: Palm Springs Art Museum (in Palm Springs), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). Next up on the itinerary: make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney and admire the landmark architecture of The Packing House.

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Getting from San Diego to Anaheim by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Springs, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Crystal Cove, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon

4
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.
Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. The adventure continues: listen to music at Bellagio Fountains, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, try your luck at The Venetian, and explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Anaheim to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Anaheim in February: highs in Las Vegas hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 8°C. You'll set off for New York City on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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 Kalustyan's. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to 9/11 Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to New York City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in February, expect nights in New York City to be little chillier, around -1°C, while days are cooler, around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

6
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Cove and San Diego Zoo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Marston House Museum and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Step out of San Diego to go to Oceanside and see Oceanside Pier, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Enjoy San Diego some more: hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Loma, and contemplate the long history of Mormon Battalion Historic Site.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Diego day trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Diego takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in February, things will get warmer in San Diego: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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