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California to New York State drive

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  California
 Las Vegas
 Vail
 Omaha
 Museum of Science and Industry
 Cleveland
   New York State 
driving   /   11 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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California to New York State road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from California to New York State. If you're planning a road trip to New York State, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between California and New York State. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between California and New York State. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

8:00 am  start at California
drive for about 36 hours

8:07 pm (next day)  Las Vegas
stay overnight at Bellagio Hotel
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 36 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Bellagio Hotel
drive for about 9.5 hours

7:29 pm  Vail
stay overnight at Vail Ski Resort
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 9.5 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Vail Ski Resort
drive for about 9.5 hours

7:16 pm  Omaha
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 9.5 hours

 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Omaha
drive for about 8.5 hours

6:29 pm  Museum of Science and Industry
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 8.5 hours

 Day 5

11:00 am  leave from Museum of Science and Industry
drive for about 6 hours

4:58 pm  Cleveland
stay overnight at The Cleveland Hostel
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 6 hours

 Day 6

11:00 am  leave from The Cleveland Hostel
drive for about 5.5 hours

4:45 pm  arrive at New York State

day 6 driving ≈ 5.5 hours

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California to New York State questions

profile  Rocio from Costa Rica asked:
Train or Bus to EC  (3 answers)


Where should I stop along the way?

Las Vegas  (324 answers)
    Downtown Container Park  (15 mentions)
    Fremont Street Experience  (15 mentions)
    High Roller  (10 mentions)
    The Mob Museum  (8 mentions)
    Neon Museum  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Las Vegas:
        Giada
        Mon Ami Gabi
        Wicked Spoon
        Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
        Lotus of Siam
    hotels around Las Vegas:
        Bellagio Hotel
        MGM Grand Las Vegas
        Wynn Hotel Las Vegas
        Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
        The Cosmopolitan
    questions about Las Vegas:
        Best new restaurants in Vegas?
        What time of year is the best for scoring a cheap deals in Las Vegas
        Best tips and casinos for first time gambler?
        Is it better to stay on or off the Las Vegas strip?
        Top things to do in Las Vegas that don't include gambling?

Vail  (53 answers)
    restaurants around Vail:
        Minturn Saloon
    hotels around Vail:
        Vail Ski Resort
    questions about Vail:
        Outlet for ski clothing?
        Summer Restaurants in Vail

Omaha  (24 answers)
    Henry Doorly Zoo  (8 mentions)
    Joslyn Art Museum  (3 mentions)
    Lauritzen Gardens  (2 mentions)
    The Durham Museum  (2 mentions)
    Omaha Children's Museum  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Omaha:
        M's Pub
        Stokes Grill & Bar Wood Fired Foods
        801 Chophouse at The Paxton
        Lo Sole Mio Ristorante
    questions about Omaha:
        Best free things to do in Omaha?
        Dog friendly hotels

Museum of Science and Industry  (34 mentions)

Cleveland  (69 answers)
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum  (13 mentions)
    The Cleveland Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum  (6 mentions)
    West Side Market  (6 mentions)
    Great Lakes Brewing Company  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Cleveland:
        Lola
        Lolita
        The Greenhouse Tavern
        Melt Bar & Grilled
        L'Albatros
    hotels around Cleveland:
        The Cleveland Hostel
    questions about Cleveland:
        Good restaurants for business dinner?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Cleveland?
        New to the city, friend coming to visit: What should we do?
        What's the best neighborhood in Cleveland for a first time visitor?
        Fun things to do


What are some things to do in New York State?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about New York State. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Kevin from asked:
New york for foodies!!!  (9 answers)

profile  Abigail from Hong Kong asked:
New York City for girls???  (3 answers)

profile  Veronica from Florence asked:
Scams and Crime in New York  (3 answers)

profile  Natalia from asked:
Museum Obscura  (2 answers)

profile  Donna from asked:
waterfalls of upstate new york  (2 answers)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a New York State to California drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of California? Try searching for places within 5 hours of California.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from California to New York State. Or get a full California to New York State flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know California well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about California!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 268 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 2 minutes
160 California travel answers
324 Las Vegas travel answers
53 Vail travel answers
24 Omaha travel answers
69 Cleveland travel answers
28 New York State travel answers





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