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

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

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

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + bus:  14​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
2
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  8​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Klamath
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
6
San Simeon
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
7
Moss Landing
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Tel Aviv

6
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.
Head to Chelsea Market and M&M'S World New Yorkfor plenty of shopping. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill) and Dingmans Falls (in Dingmans Ferry). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and take a stroll through Greenwich Village.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to New York City is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for slightly colder nights in New York City, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bushkill Falls, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Dingmans Falls
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
Frick Collection ©
Frick Collection

6
nights
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.
Head to Royal Street and Boutique du Vampyrefor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Escape My Room New Orleans. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Vacherie (St. Joseph Plantation, Oak Alley Plantation, & more). There's much more to do: get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, stroll around New Orleans City Park, and admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Vacherie, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then cruise along Artists Dr. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then get great views at Dante's View, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park day trip tool .

Getting from New Orleans to Death Valley National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Death Valley National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much colder nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Taft Point and El Capitan. Get in touch with nature at Panorama Trail and Vernal Fall. Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and get great views at Tunnel View.

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You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Klamath.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

1
night
Klamath

Klamath ©
Klamath is an unincorporated, rural, census-designated place in Del Norte County, California, situated on US Route 101 inland from the mouth of the Klamath River. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Trees of Mystery, then enjoy the sea views from Battery Point Lighthouse, and then immerse yourself in nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Klamath tour builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Klamath. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Klamath: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Klamath

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Crescent City, Redwood National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©

1
day
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 22nd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then take some stellar pictures from Ragged Point.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Simeon day trip planner.

Getting from Klamath to San Simeon by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Klamath in September, expect nights in San Simeon to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are much hotter, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Moss Landing.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ragged Point
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

1
night
Moss Landing

Moss Landing is a census designated place in Monterey County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Moss Landing State Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Moss Landing route planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to Moss Landing in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from San Simeon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Moss Landing, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Moss Landing

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Moss Landing State Beach ©
Moss Landing State Beach

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Muir Woods National Monument and Alcatraz Island. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Crocker Art Museum and Cable Car Museum. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento--about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Moss Landing to San Francisco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sacramento, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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