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

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

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

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and take a memorable ride with Cable Cars.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary planner .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, Head underground at Bronson Caves, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
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, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New York City itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to New York City is 3 hours. In June in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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

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