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

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

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

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Twentynine Palms
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Palm Springs
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Solvang
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Paso Robles
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Carmel
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Mendocino
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Chico
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
10
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Head to Las Vegas North Premium Outlets and Art of Richard MacDonaldfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Overton (Valley of Fire State Park, Atlatl Rock, & more), Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Helicopter Tours (in Boulder City). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, do a tasting at Sanders Family Winery, take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery at Aria, and buy something for everyone on your list at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas journey planner .

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Las Vegas, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in April, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Twentynine Palms.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Overton, Pahrump, Willow Beach, Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Pahrump Valley Winery ©
Pahrump Valley Winery
Willow Beach ©
Willow Beach
Pahrump Valley Museum ©
Pahrump Valley Museum

3
nights
Twentynine Palms

Twentynine Palms ©
Twentynine Palms is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery and The Dream Wanderer. 29 Palms Art Gallery and Integratron are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Twentynine Palms: General George S. Patton Memorial Museum (in Chiriaco Summit) and Gubler Orchids (in Landers). There's more to do: examine the collection at Old Schoolhouse Museum and hike along 49 Palms Canyon Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Twentynine Palms road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Twentynine Palms takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In April, daily temperatures in Twentynine Palms can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Twentynine Palms

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Landers, General George S. Patton Memorial Museum, 49 Palms Canyon Trail
Highlights from your plan
29 Palms Art Gallery ©
29 Palms Art Gallery
Integratron ©
Integratron

6
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Borrego Art Institute and CODA Gallery. Do your shopping at Antique Galleries of Palm Springs and Art Beat on Main Street. Get out of town with these interesting Palm Springs side-trips: Ricardo Breceda Gallery & Sculpture Garden (in Aguanga) and Heather James Fine Art (in Palm Desert). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with El Paseo Shopping District, see the interesting displays at Ruddy's General Store Museum, admire all the interesting features of Sunnylands Center & Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at Palm Springs Air Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Palm Springs trip builder .

Drive from Twentynine Palms to Palm Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, Palm Springs is a bit warmer than Twentynine Palms - with highs of 37°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palm Desert, Desert Hills Premium Outlets, Ricardo Breceda Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Cabot's Pueblo Museum, Borrego Art Institute
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Cabot's Pueblo Museum
Cabot's Pueblo Museum
Sunnylands Center & Gardens ©
Sunnylands Center & Gardens

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts and Air Force Flight Test Museum. Appreciate the collections at The Cat House and Twenty Mule Team Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Outlets at Tejon (in Arvin), Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique (in Tehachapi) and Point Mugu Missile Park (in Port Hueneme). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, view the masterpieces at Virga Gallery, shop like a local with Kush Fine Art Gallery, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Collection at Riverpark.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online vacation builder .

You can drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Palm Springs in April; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Solvang.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Point Mugu Missile Park, Outlets at Tejon, The Cat House, Air Force Flight Test Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Air Force Flight Test Museum ©
Air Force Flight Test Museum
The Cat House ©
The Cat House

6
nights
Solvang

Solvang ©
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Solvang Antiques and Carhartt Vineyard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Wildling Museum of Art and Nature and Visitor Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Solvang: Los Olivos (Demetria Winery & Vineyard & Koehler Winery), Casa Dumetz Wines (in Los Alamos) and Lompoc (Clos Pepe Vineyards and Estate Wines, Taste of Sta. Rita Hills, & more). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Stolpman Vineyards, examine the collection at Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Janeway-Parks Carriage House, and cruise along Santa Ynez Wine Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Solvang online travel route builder .

Getting from Los Angeles to Solvang by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Solvang. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Los Olivos, Lompoc, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Casa Dumetz Wines
Highlights from your plan
Carhartt Vineyard ©
Carhartt Vineyard
Epiphany Cellars ©
Epiphany Cellars
Demetria Winery & Vineyard ©
Demetria Winery & Vineyard

8
nights
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Museum-lovers will appreciate artifacts gallery and Steynberg Gallery. We've included these beaches for you: Moonstone Beach and Piedras Blancas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paso Robles: San Simeon (Hearst Castle & Elephant Seal Rookery), Cambria (Cambria Nursery & Florist, Ephraim Pottery West Gallery, & more) and Morro Bay (Fiona Bleu Gallery & Morro Bay Golf Course). And it doesn't end there: race across the water with a speed boat tour, hunt for treasures at San Luis Obispo County Farmers' Market Association, learn about winemaking at Ranchita Canyon Vineyard, and see the interesting displays at Woodland Auto Display.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paso Robles tour planning site .

Traveling by car from Solvang to Paso Robles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Paso Robles sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cambria, San Simeon, Morro Bay, Templeton, San Luis Obispo
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Halter Ranch Vineyard ©
Halter Ranch Vineyard
Speed Boats Tours

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. You'll get in some beach time at Point Lobos and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Let the collections at Carmel Art Association and Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Carmel side-trips: Carmel Valley (Parsonage Winery Tasting Room & Joyce Vineyards) and Big Sur (Coast Gallery Big Sur, Pfeiffer State Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, stop by The Cheese Shop, take a stroll through Ocean Avenue, and view the masterpieces at Gallery by the Sea Carmel.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the Carmel driving holiday tool .

You can drive from Paso Robles to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Paso Robles in May, you will find days in Carmel are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mendocino.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Carmel Valley, Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Avenue ©
Ocean Avenue
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

3
nights
Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Highlight Gallery and Lula Cellars. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books and Phillips Hill Winery. Explore Mendocino's surroundings by going to Pennyroyal Farm (in Boonville), Philo (Handley Cellars Winery, Husch Vineyards, & more) and Barra of Mendocino Winery (in Redwood Valley). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kelley House Museum and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Kwan Tai.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mendocino trip planner.

Drive from Carmel to Mendocino in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Carmel in May, expect nights in Mendocino to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Chico.

Things to do in Mendocino

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Philo, Barra of Mendocino Winery, Pennyroyal Farm
Highlights from your plan
Lula Cellars ©
Lula Cellars
Handley Cellars Winery ©
Handley Cellars Winery
Navarro Vineyards ©
Navarro Vineyards

5
nights
Chico

Chico ©
Chico is the most populous city in Butte County, California, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Lucero Olive Oil and Indian Valley Museum. For shopping fun, head to Chico Certified Farmer's Market or Eighth & Main Antique Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chico: Western Pacific Railroad Museum (in Portola), Plumas County Museum (in Quincy) and Kentucky Mine Museum (in Sierra City). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Gold Nugget Museum, do a tasting at New Clairvaux Vineyard, and tee off at Sevillano Links.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chico attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Mendocino to Chico takes 4 hours. Traveling from Mendocino in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Chico. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chico

Museums Golf Shopping

Side Trips

Corning, New Clairvaux Vineyard, Gold Nugget Museum, Plumas County Museum, Indian Valley Museum
Highlights from your plan
Indian Valley Museum ©
Indian Valley Museum
Western Pacific Railroad Museum ©
Western Pacific Railroad Museum
New Clairvaux Vineyard ©
New Clairvaux Vineyard

6
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.
Head to Hudson Beach Glass and Alex Ferrone Galleryfor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Albert Shahinian Fine Art and DM Weil Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Time and the Valleys Museum (in Grahamsville), Adams Fairacre Farms (in Wappingers Falls) and Friar Mountain Model Railroad Museum (in Sparta). There's much more to do: revel in the low prices at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, see the interesting displays at Volunteer Fireman's Hall & Museum of Kingston, view the masterpieces at Barsky Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chico to New York City. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Chico to New York City. Traveling from Chico in May, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cutchogue, Kingston, Scranberry Coop Antiques, Time and the Valleys Museum, DM Weil Gallery
Highlights from your plan
DM Weil Gallery ©
DM Weil Gallery
Brooklyn Museum ©
Brooklyn Museum

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