32 days in California, New York City & New Orleans Itinerary

32 days in California, New York City & New Orleans Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Carmel
— 1 night
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
4
New York City
— 4 nights
5
New Orleans
— 4 nights
6
San Diego
— 4 nights
7
Anaheim
— 3 nights
8
Los Angeles
— 5 nights

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in San Francisco reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Carmel Art Association, enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May in Carmel, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel Art Association ©
Carmel Art Association

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Nevada Falls Loop and Elizabeth Lake. Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Carmel to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 15.5 hours. Traveling from Carmel in May, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Head to Fifth Avenue and Tiles For Americafor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, get maximum retail therapy with Shopping Girlfriend NYC, and look for gifts at Yaf Sparkle Fine Jewelry.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New York City sightseeing planning app.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to New York City in 78 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May since evenings lows in New York City dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

4
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The National WWII Museum and St. Louis Cathedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Louisiana Music Factory and Jamie Hayes Gallery. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, view the masterpieces at Hemmerling Gallery of Southern Art, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, and wander the streets of Royal Street.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans road trip site.

You can fly from New York City to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from New York City in June, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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.
USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego driving holiday tool.

Getting from New Orleans to San Diego by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New Orleans in June, with highs in San Diego at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Maloof Foundation for Arts & Crafts and The Disney Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Christ Cathedral and Founder's Park. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park, stop by The Lego Store, identify plant and animal life at Oak Canyon Nature Center, and browse the different shops at Anaheim Indoor Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Anaheim trip itinerary planner.

Drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Anaheim, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Christ Cathedral, Maloof Foundation for Arts & Crafts
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Maloof Foundation for Arts & Crafts ©
Maloof Foundation for Arts & Crafts
Christ Cathedral ©
Christ Cathedral

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hammer Museum and Annenberg Space for Photography. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Santa Monica Farmers Market). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Two Rodeo Drive, take in the exciting artwork at Otis College of Art and Design Gallery, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Los Angeles sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Hammer Museum ©
Hammer Museum
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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