32 days in California & New York City Itinerary

32 days in California & New York City Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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St. Helena
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 7 nights
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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Healdsburg, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and visit SoMa.

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Chennai, India to San Francisco is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 13.5 hours traveling from Chennai to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in December, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Helena

— 4 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
You'll explore and learn at Mumm Napa and Sharpsteen Museum. Step out of St. Helena to go to Glen Ellen and see Benziger Family Winery, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 21st (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. It doesn't end there: do a tasting at VGS Chateau Potelle.

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You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in St. Helena when traveling from San Francisco in December, with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Shopping

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.
Get in touch with nature at Badger Pass Ski Area and Vernal Fall. On the 26th (Sun), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Pioneer Yosemite History Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, and play a few rounds at Big Trees Golf Course.

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Traveling by car from St. Helena to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from St. Helena in December: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Carmel

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): hike along Scenic Road Walkway and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on Elkhorn Slough Safari, then tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Norton Simon Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Salt Oasis (in Rancho Cucamonga). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Golden Triangle, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

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Fly from Carmel to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Carmel in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

San Diego

— 5 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.
Appreciate the collections at USS Midway Museum and San Diego Air & Space Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and La Jolla Cove. Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Children's Pool, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park, and meet the residents at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

New York City

— 7 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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Times Square, examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, wander the streets of Dyker Heights, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary website.

You can fly from San Diego to New York City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to New York City is 3 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in January; daily highs in New York City reach 5°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.