9 days in California, Seattle & New York City Itinerary

9 days in California, Seattle & New York City Itinerary

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9 days in California, Seattle & New York City Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly + Drive:  23​h 15​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

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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.
On the 26th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then get a taste of the local shopping with Yosemite Museum Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point and then explore the striking landscape at North Dome.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. In December, Yosemite National Park is colder than Kuwait City - with highs of 9°C and lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take a stroll through Union Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): kick back and relax at Alki Beach, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Seattle trip builder .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, things will get slightly colder in Seattle: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Beaches Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then make a trip to 9/11 Memorial. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, then take a stroll through Times Square, and then take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Seattle to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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 ©

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