29 days in New York City, Nevada & California Itinerary

29 days in New York City, Nevada & California Itinerary

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29 days in New York City, Nevada & California Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 7 nights
foot + Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
San Simeon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Carmel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Jerusalem


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7
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.
For shopping fun, head to Callie's Candy Kitchen or House of Candles. Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Cresco), Bayard Cutting Arboretum (in Great River) and Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, trek along Pocono Environmental Education Center, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, and look for all kinds of wild species at Quogue Wildlife Refuge.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City online itinerary creator.

Jerusalem, Israel to New York City is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus, train, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 7 hours. In February, New York City is little chillier than Jerusalem - with highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fire Island National Seashore, Callie's Candy Kitchen, Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, House Of Candles
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Let the collections at The Mob Museum and Titanic capture your imagination. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (in Amargosa Valley) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Las Vegas takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from New York City to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in February, with highs in Las Vegas at 21°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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 in touch with nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Point Loma. Explore hidden gems such as Seaport Village and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Oceanside to see Oceanside Pier about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial and explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Diego travel planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in March, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
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Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Getty Center The Publications and Mission San Juan Capistrano. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica), Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Laguna Beach). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Harmony Glassworks and Rotta Winery. Step out of the city life by going to Piedras Blancas and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Simeon: Los Osos (Bluff Trail & Sweet Springs Nature Preserve). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Harmony Cellars.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Simeon travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Simeon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in March: high temperatures in San Simeon hover around 16°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Harmony, Los Osos, Rotta Winery
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Bluff Trail
Bluff Trail
Harmony Glassworks ©
Harmony Glassworks

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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. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Cheese Shop and Carmel Bay Company. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Point Lobos State Reserve and Monterey Bay Aquarium. Get out of town with these interesting Carmel side-trips: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach & Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park). There's much more to do: stroll through Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and take a stroll through Ocean Avenue.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Carmel travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Simeon in March, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Big Sur
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Union Square. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Tudal Winery (in St. Helena) and Sebastopol Center For the Arts (in Sebastopol). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and catch a ride on Cable Cars.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Tudal Winery, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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