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

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

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

Start: Berlin
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Berlin

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.
Get outdoors at Running Horse Ranch and Santa Monica State Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Amoeba Music and Camarillo Premium Outlets. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, hunt for treasures at Flower Market, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Running Horse Ranch, Camarillo Premium Outlets
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Running Horse Ranch ©
Running Horse Ranch

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bodega Head and Fort Funston National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach), Shark Fin Cove (in Davenport) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey planning app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Bodega Head, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Shark Fin Cove
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Fire Island National Seashore and 8th Ave Jetty. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville), Sussex (High Point Cross Country Ski Center & High Point State Park) and Great Neck Steppingstone Park (in Great Neck). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shawangunk Mountains.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the New York City online road trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in March; daily highs in New York City reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sussex, 8th Ave Jetty, Shawangunk Mountains, Fire Island National Seashore, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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