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
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Klamath
— 1 night
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San Simeon
— 1 day
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Moss Landing
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 6 nights

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New York City

New York City ©

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 Dingmans Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Speed Boats Tours and New York Public Library. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through SoHo, 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 14.5-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 travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop

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New Orleans

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.
Whitney Plantation and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Woldenberg Park. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Vacherie (St. Joseph Plantation, Oak Alley Plantation, &more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Royal Street, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, and examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

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 6.5 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

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

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 10.5 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 take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr
Artists Dr
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ansel Adams Gallery.

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

Take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 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 · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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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. On the 20th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at 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

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and then take some stellar pictures from Ragged Point.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip website.

You can drive from Klamath to San Simeon in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Klamath in September, plan for much warmer days and about the same nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Moss Landing.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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Moss Landing

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 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or 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
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Moss Landing State Beach ©
Moss Landing State Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

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 Cable Car Museum. 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 55 min away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning site.

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

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum

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