46 days in California, Utah & New York City Itinerary

46 days in California, Utah & New York City Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Crescent City
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Zion National Park
— 4 nights
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Escalante
— 4 nights
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Moab
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Palma de Mallorca, Spain to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Palma de Mallorca to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, San Francisco is slightly colder than Palma de Mallorca - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Crescent City

Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Attractions like Redwood National Park and Tall Trees Grove make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Crescent City: California Coastal Trail (in Redwood National Park) and Orick (Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, &more). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and delve into the lush surroundings at Six Rivers National Forest.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Crescent City trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Crescent City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: high temperatures in Crescent City hover around 19°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

6
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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.
Attractions like Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: trek along Nevada Falls Loop, walk around Mariposa Grove, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Crescent City to Yosemite National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Crescent City in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are much hotter (33°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Los Angeles

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Radiator Springs Racers, &more). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, have fun and explore at Travel Town, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

5
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San Diego

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.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and explore the striking landscape at Cabrillo Tide Pools.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read San Diego trip site.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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Zion National Park

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kids will enjoy Zion National Park and The Narrows. Go for a jaunt from Zion National Park to Springdale to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Canyon Overlook Trail, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, hike along Angel's Landing, and take some stellar pictures from Observation Point.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park travel planner.

Fly from San Diego to Zion National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Zion National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Zion National Park to be a bit cooler, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Escalante

Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. Explore Escalante's surroundings by going to Bryce Canyon National Park (Peek-A-Boo Loop, Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, take in breathtaking views at Little Wild Horse Canyon, and take a memorable drive along Highway 12 Scenic Byway.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Escalante travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Escalante takes 4 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in July; daily highs in Escalante reach 32°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Bring the kids along to Arches National Park and Off-Road Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Moab side-trips: Arches National Park (Fiery Furnace & Delicate Arch). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, cruise along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Moab trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Escalante to Moab by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Escalante in July, expect Moab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 42°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Empire State Building. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to New York City takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Moab to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Moab, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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.

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.