31 days in California & New York City Itinerary

31 days in California & New York City Itinerary

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31 days in California & New York City Itinerary

Start: Jamnagar
Fly:  32​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Jamnagar

4
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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore and take pictures at Oracle Park, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip app .

Jamnagar, India to San Francisco is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 13 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Jamnagar in May; daily highs in San Francisco reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then hike along Point Lobos, and then stroll through Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey online route planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©

5
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, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, hike along Panorama Trail, and stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip planner .

You can drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Monterey in May, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles visit planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

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

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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Diego route planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
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, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the New York City online journey planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to New York City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from San Diego to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in New York City, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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

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