60 days in New York City & California Itinerary

60 days in New York City & California Itinerary

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New York City
— 9 nights
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San Diego
— 8 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
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Napa
— 4 nights
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Healdsburg
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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New York City — 9 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Coney Island (in Brooklyn) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City online travel route planner.

Cork, Ireland to New York City is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In July, New York City is somewhat warmer than Cork - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly to San Diego.
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San Diego — 8 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Carlsbad Food Tours (in Carlsbad), Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve (in Cardiff-by-the-Sea). Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, walk around Ellen Browning Scripps Park, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the San Diego day trip site.

Getting from New York City to San Diego by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 6 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Anaheim Packing District & Downtown Disney District). Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, stroll around Will Rogers Memorial Park, and shop like a local with Two Rodeo Drive.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 6 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Congress Trail, identify plant and animal life at Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, explore and take pictures at Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, and take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip builder.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 8 nights

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 2nd (Wed), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Mariposa Grove, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and stroll through Four Mile Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park route app.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (33°C), and nights are cooler (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe — 5 nights

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Explore South Lake Tahoe's surroundings by going to Olympic Valley (Matt Heron Fly Fishing & Five Lakes Creek Trailhead) and Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (in Tahoe City). There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Wine Tours From Tahoe, steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, and hike along Rubicon Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in South Lake Tahoe are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Napa.
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Napa — 4 nights

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Explore Napa's surroundings by going to St. Helena (VGS Chateau Potelle, Pride Mountain Vineyards, &more). Dedicate the 13th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: stroll around Sonoma Plaza, learn about winemaking at Robert Biale Vineyards, stop by Oxbow Public Market, and take in nature's colorful creations at Round Pond Estate.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Napa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Napa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Napa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.
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Healdsburg — 6 nights

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Healdsburg: Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (in Fort Bragg), Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Mendocino Coast (in Mendocino). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, sample some tasty brews at Ace It Bike Tours, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Ross State Historic Park.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Healdsburg trip website.

You can drive from Napa to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately Mill Valley away. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, explore the striking landscape of Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey planner.

You can drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Healdsburg in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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California travel guide

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The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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