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

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

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

Start: Manchester
Fly:  11​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
foot + Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Manchester

3
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our New York City travel itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in May: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas tour builder .

Getting from New York City to Las Vegas by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 36°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Timken Museum of Art, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

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

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

6
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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and hike along May Lake Trailhead.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from San Diego to Yosemite National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Diego in May: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 24th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, wander the streets of SoMa, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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