31 days in New York City & California Itinerary

31 days in New York City & California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City
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New York City
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Napa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Healdsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

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 Reading Terminal Market. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Philadelphia (Sweet As Fudge Candy Shoppe, Rittenhouse Square, &more). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Times Square, stroll around Central Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary maker app.

Lulea, Sweden to New York City is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Lulea to New York City is minus 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lulea in June; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can fly to San Diego.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stroll through Children's Pool, stroll through Black's Beach, and then stroll through Mission Beach Park. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to San Diego takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Diego is minus 3 hours. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit cooler 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 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
For shopping fun, head to Two Rodeo Drive or Edelweiss Chocolate Factory. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Venture out of the city with trips to Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills), Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Santa Monica (Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica Farmers Market, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Montana Avenue, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, and browse the exhibits of Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online tour planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 3 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
You'll get in some beach time at Meeks Bay Beach and El Dorado Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Matt Heron Fly Fishing (in Olympic Valley) and West End Beach (in Truckee). And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakeside Beach, and kick back and relax at Pope Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe travel route planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from Los Angeles in June, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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. On the 4th (Sun), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip tool.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Napa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Napa

— 4 nights

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Head to Oxbow Public Market and Mumm Napafor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Napa: Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery (in Glen Ellen), St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, &more) and Schramsberg Vineyards (in Calistoga). Dedicate the 7th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. It doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Round Pond Estate and do a tasting at Reid Family Vineyards.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Napa visit planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Napa takes 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Napa when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Healdsburg

— 2 nights
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sonoma Coast State Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at Ace It Bike Tours, do a tasting at Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves, then do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery.

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You can drive from Napa to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Healdsburg, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Beaches

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ghirardelli Squarefor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, visit The Embarcadero, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from Healdsburg in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.