15 days in California & New York City Itinerary

15 days in California & New York City Itinerary

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15 days in California & New York City Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  19​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Dubai

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellersfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, stroll through Lincoln Park, and get into the urban bustle at Civic Center.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 12 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Taft Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Bring the kids along to North Dome and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and trek along Lembert Dome.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park itinerary app .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
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.
Do your shopping at The Grove and Amoeba Music. Attractions like Disneyland Park and Venice Beach and Boardwalk make great kid-friendly stops. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 30th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Third Street Promenade
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
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.
Shop till you drop at Shopping Girlfriend NYC and Fifth Avenue. Attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, tour the water at your own pace with Tribeca Sailing, and look for gifts at Tiffany & Co..

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Tours Parks
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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