59 days in New York City, California & Las Vegas Itinerary

59 days in New York City, California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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59 days in New York City, California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 9 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 9 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Carmel
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Oakville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 8 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Manchester

9
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visiting Gateway National Recreation and Jones Beach State Park will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Fifth Avenue, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in June: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Jones Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

7
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Moonlight Beach in Encinitas--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park, and shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

Before you visit San Diego, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Diego takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Diego is minus 3 hours. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Coronado Beach, Moonlight State Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

8
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. El Pueblo de Los Angeles and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Malibu (Zuma Beach & Malibu Lagoon State Beach), Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Cabrillo Beach, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and shop like a local with Montana Avenue.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

9
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Visiting Yosemite Valley Loop Trail and Tuolumne Meadows will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

6
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Get some cultural insight at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and San Carlos Cathedral. Visiting Point Lobos State Reserve and Asilomar State Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carmel: Marina State Beach (in Marina), Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Partington Cove, & more) and Moss Landing State Beach (in Moss Landing). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, don't miss a visit to Lovers Point, tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and stop by The Cheese Shop.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel trip maker app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in Carmel to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oakville.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove, San Carlos Cathedral, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Marina State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

1
night
Oakville

Oakville ©
Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in the of Napa County, northern California.The population was 71 at the 2010 census.The local economy is based on Napa Valley wine production, and Oakville was formally declared a distinct appellation within the Napa Valley AVA in 1993. On the 10th (Tue), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and finally do a tasting at Inglenook.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oakville trip builder app .

You can drive from Carmel to Oakville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. When traveling from Carmel in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Oakville, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Oakville

Tours Wineries

Side Trips

St. Helena, Inglenook, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and de Young Museum. Visit Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Montara State Beach (in Montara), Limantour Beach (in Point Reyes National Seashore) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, shop like a local with Union Square, enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, and wander the streets of Chinatown.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary planner.

Getting from Oakville to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Oakville in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Limantour Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

8
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Shop till you drop at The Strip and Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. Appreciate the collections at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and enjoy some diversion at Wee Kirk O' the Heather Wedding Chapel.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planning app .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 47°C and 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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