46 days in California, Utah & New York City Itinerary

46 days in California, Utah & New York City Itinerary

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46 days in California, Utah & New York City Itinerary

Start: Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Crescent City
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + subway + bus + taxi:  10​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
6
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Escalante
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Moab
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
9
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Palma de Mallorca, Majorca


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4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and stroll around Crissy Field.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip tool .

Palma de Mallorca, Spain to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Palma de Mallorca to San Francisco. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Palma de Mallorca in June, with highs in San Francisco at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Crescent City: Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, Tall Trees Grove, & more) and Orick (Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, & more). It doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and take a peaceful walk through Six Rivers National Forest.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Crescent City route site .

Getting from San Francisco to Crescent City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Crescent City to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Orick
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

6
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Elizabeth Lake, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Crescent City to Yosemite National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Crescent City in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Radiator Springs Racers, & more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and La Jolla Cove will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, explore the striking landscape at Cabrillo Tide Pools, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read San Diego holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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AxeVentures ©
AxeVentures
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

4
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Take a break from Zion National Park with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Springdale, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows, hike along Canyon Overlook Trail, take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle, and make a trip to Observation Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from San Diego to Zion National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Zion National Park to be little chillier, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Canyon Overlook Trail ©
Canyon Overlook Trail

4
nights
Escalante

Escalante ©
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. Change things up with these side-trips from Escalante: Bryce Canyon National Park (Peek-A-Boo Loop, Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, & more) and The Frying Pan Trail (in Capitol Reef National Park). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Highway 12 Scenic Byway, identify plant and animal life at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, and take in breathtaking views at Little Wild Horse Canyon.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Escalante route builder app .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Escalante in 4 hours. In July, Escalante is little chillier than Zion National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, The Frying Pan Trail, Highway 12 Scenic Byway, Little Wild Horse Canyon
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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

4
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Explore Moab's surroundings by going to Arches National Park (Fiery Furnace & Delicate Arch). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive.

Discover how to plan a Moab trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Escalante to Moab takes 5 hours. Traveling from Escalante in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Moab: highs are around 42°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Off-Road Tours
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Climbing Tours

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

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Getting from Moab to New York City by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Moab to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moab in August, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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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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