15 days in California, New York City & Boston Itinerary

15 days in California, New York City & Boston Itinerary

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15 days in California, New York City & Boston Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
3
Santa Monica
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  10​h
4
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Boston
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
End: London

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 29th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace and then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco journey planning website .

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 when traveling from London to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. In September, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

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

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, get your bearings at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
day
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at The Getty Center, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Santa Monica trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Santa Monica takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Los Angeles
Highlights from your plan
Topanga State Park ©
Topanga State Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New York City planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Santa Monica to New York City takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. When traveling from Santa Monica in October, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boston.

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

3
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Boston is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Nahant Beach, and have fun at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Boston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Boston to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brookline Booksmith, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Nahant Beach
Highlights from your plan
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park

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