12 days in New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

12 days in New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

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12 days in New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fifth Avenue and Times Square. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, shop like a local with Shopping Girlfriend NYC, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

To plan New York City vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Vancouver, Canada to New York City is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to New York City is 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Japan Center. Relax by the water at China Beach and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Step out of San Francisco to go to San Gregorio and see San Gregorio State Beach, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of North Beach, kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In August, San Francisco is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

San Gregorio State Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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