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

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

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New York City
— 6 nights
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New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly to Las Vegas, Bus to Death Valley National Park
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Klamath
— 1 night
Drive
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San Simeon
— 1 day
Drive
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Moss Landing
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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New York City

— 6 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bushkill Falls and Speed Boats Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ground Zero Museum Workshop and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Dingmans Falls in Dingmans Ferry--about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to New York City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in New York City, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 6 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Escape My Room New Orleans will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ultimate Swamp Adventures. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Vacherie (St. Joseph Plantation & Oak Alley Plantation) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, shop like a local with Royal Street, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner.

Getting from New York City to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 33°C in New Orleans. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 12th (Thu), make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then take a memorable drive along Artists Dr. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, get great views at Dante's View, and then explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Death Valley National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in September: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Mariposa Grove. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Klamath.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Klamath

— 1 night
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. On the 20th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Trees of Mystery, visit a coastal fixture at Battery Point Lighthouse, and then admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Klamath trip builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Klamath. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: highs in Klamath hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Klamath

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Simeon

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, then look for gifts at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and then take some stellar pictures from Ragged Point.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip app.

You can drive from Klamath to San Simeon in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Klamath in September, expect nights in San Simeon to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Moss Landing.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Moss Landing

— 1 night
Moss Landing is a census designated place in Monterey County, California, United States. On the 23rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Moss Landing State Beach and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Moss Landing trip itinerary app.

Getting from San Simeon to Moss Landing by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in September, plan for slightly colder days in Moss Landing, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 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 · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore California State Railroad Museum and Exploratorium. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Change things up with a short trip to Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento (about 1h 35 min away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and shop like a local with Union Square.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip site.

Getting from Moss Landing to San Francisco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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.