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

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

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
3
San Jose
— 1 night
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
5
Morro Bay
— 1 night
6
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
9
New York City
— 5 nights

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 19th (Fri): shop like a local with Union Square, thensnap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, thenengage your brain at Exploratorium, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco route website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to San Francisco. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, thenhike along Panorama Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, thenadmire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online driving holiday planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to take a bus to San Jose.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, hunt for treasures at San Pedro Square Market, thenexamine the collection at The Tech Interactive, and finally steep yourself in history at Winchester Mystery House.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Jose tour builder app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Jose by bus takes about 11.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Jose, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House
The Tech Interactive ©
The Tech Interactive

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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've now added Monterey Bay Aquarium to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel route planning site.

Getting from San Jose to Carmel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Jose in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Monterey
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

1
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Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. You've now added Six Flags Magic Mountain to your itinerary. On the 26th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Morro Bay sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Morro Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Carmel in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Morro Bay: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Six Flags Magic Mountain
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Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at El Matador State Beach and Carpinteria State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach), Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve (in Carpinteria) and Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, look for gifts at Ventura Harbor Village, kick back and relax at Zuma Beach, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Morro Bay to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Morro Bay in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Carpinteria, Malibu, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Crystal Cove
Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Shopping Historic Sites
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Seaport Village ©
Seaport Village
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial ©
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spring Mountains Visitor Center and Willow Beach. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for much hotter days in Las Vegas, with highs around °C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Willow Beach
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Island Beach State Park and 8th Ave Jetty. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Van Holten's Chocolates & Sweet Shop (in Seaside Heights), Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge (in Wallkill). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Times Square, identify plant and animal life at Lakota Wolf Preserve, and delve into the lush surroundings at Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New York City itinerary site.

You can fly from Las Vegas to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New York City. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in New York City at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Van Holten's Chocolates & Sweet Shop, 8th Ave Jetty, Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Sam's Point Preserve
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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