8 days in New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

8 days in New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

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8 days in New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + bus:  11​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Zurich

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, stroll through The High Line, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Zurich to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, then make a trip to Lombard Street, and then stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planning app .

Getting from New York City to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In March, San Francisco is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Childrens Museums, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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