22 days in New York City, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

22 days in New York City, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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22 days in New York City, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  11​h
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly + train:  9​h
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
Manchester

6
days
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.
Attractions like Gateway National Recreation and Jenkinson's Boardwalk make great kid-friendly stops. You'll get in some beach time at Long Beach and Belmar Beach. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bronx Zoo in Bronx, approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, and browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New York City itinerary builder.

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Belmar Beach, Bronx Zoo, Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo

7
days
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Hermosa Beach Pier. Attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Mountains make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Malibu (Malibu Lagoon State Beach & Zuma Beach) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and train from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles. Traveling from New York City in August, Los Angeles is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Hermosa Beach Pier, Disneyland Park, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Disneyland Park
Hermosa Beach Pier

6
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Fort Funston National Park. Visit China Beach and Baker Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Mount Tamalpais State Park, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Chinatown, and play a few rounds at Lincoln Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation builder.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Mount Tamalpais State Park
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

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