29 days in California, Texas & New York City Itinerary

29 days in California, Texas & New York City Itinerary

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29 days in California, Texas & New York City Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Manchester

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Shop till you drop at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Chinatown, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online sightseeing planner .

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to San Francisco. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Union Square ©
Union Square

4
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Modus Operandi Cellars and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards. Venture out of the city with trips to Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Stephen & Walker Winery, & more). Dedicate the 7th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, and get a taste of life in the country at Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Helena day trip app .

You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in St. Helena hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Oakville, Napa, Inglenook, Schramsberg Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Carmel trip builder .

Drive from St. Helena to Carmel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from St. Helena in June: highs in Carmel hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

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.
Do your shopping at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Hoffmann.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planner .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

5
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.
Head to Montana Avenue and Hammer Museumfor plenty of shopping. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Playa Del Rey Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, shop like a local with Two Rodeo Drive, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder website .

You can 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 bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at USS Midway Museum and Spanish Village Art Center. Visit La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, and stroll through Children's Pool.

You can plan San Diego trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Black's Beach ©
Black's Beach

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 22nd (Sat), contemplate the long history of The Alamo, hike along The San Antonio River Walk, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Juan, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Star Contemporary, then admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, then admire the striking features of Tower of the Americas, and finally get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Antonio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Diego to San Antonio. In June, San Antonio is a bit warmer than San Diego - with highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fifth Avenue and 9/11 Memorial. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shopping Girlfriend NYC and SoHo. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Times Square, make a trip to Empire State Building, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New York City travel route planner.

You can fly from San Antonio to New York City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In June, New York City is slightly colder than San Antonio - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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