57 days in New York City & California Itinerary

57 days in New York City & California Itinerary

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New York City
— 11 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 9 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
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Napa
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Philadelphia (Benjamin Franklin Museum, Franklin Court, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get great views at Top of the Rock, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New York City sightseeing planning site.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. In May, New York City is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Diego day trip planning website.

Getting from New York City to San Diego by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in San Diego. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 31st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

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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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Trees Trail, and get interesting insight from Sequoia Sightseeing Tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip maker tool.

Fly from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, see human ingenuity at work at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, and take a memorable tour with YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, things will get slightly colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 30°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Venture out of the city with trips to North Tahoe Marina (in Tahoe Vista), Matt Heron Fly Fishing (in Olympic Valley) and Truckee River Bike Trail (in Tahoe City). There's much more to do: indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe, admire the sheer force of Glen Alpine Falls, explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee Bike Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Truckee River Legacy Trail.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe day trip tool.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Napa

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Get out of town with these interesting Napa side-trips: Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma), Santa Rosa (Charles M. Schulz Museum & Safari West) and Sears Point Racing Experience (in Sonoma). The adventure continues: learn insider's secrets on Laces and Limos, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Francisco Solano, make a trip to Sonoma Barracks, and admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Napa trip website.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Napa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Napa when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Dedicate the 2nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco visit site.

Traveling by car from Napa to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from Napa in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Museums · Parks · Wineries

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.