37 days in California & New York City Itinerary

37 days in California & New York City Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 13 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Tahoe City
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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New York City
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Los Angeles

— 13 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Beverly Hills (Rodeo Drive & Mulholland Drive), Santa Monica (Annenberg Community Beach House, Third Street Promenade, &more) and Malibu (Zuma Beach, Malibu Lagoon State Beach, &more). Pack the 3rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, grab your bike and head to South Bay Bicycle Trail, head outdoors with Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat, and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Los Angeles is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Los Angeles, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, then examine the collection at Exploratorium, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary site.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Tahoe City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Neighborhoods

Tahoe City

— 2 nights
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. On the 18th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park and then hike along Eagle Falls Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tahoe City trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Tahoe City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Tahoe City: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then stroll through McGurk Meadow, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pioneer Yosemite History Center, and finally trek along Mariposa Grove.

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Traveling by car from Tahoe City to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tahoe City in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 22nd (Fri), hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, then steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, and then stroll through Moro Rock Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Boyden Cavern and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Anaheim

— 2 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Tarzan's Treehouse, then discover the magic at Downtown Disney District, and then get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park.

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Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Anaheim takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July: highs in Anaheim hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games

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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at Black's Beach, look and learn at Fleet Science Center, and examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

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You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Anaheim, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fifth Avenue as well as Broadway. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, stroll through The High Line, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New York City travel route planning website.

You can fly from San Diego to New York City in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to New York City is 3 hours. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

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.