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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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles

— 6 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica State Beach and Carbon Beach. Do your shopping at Third Street Promenade and Amoeba Music. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center & Disneyland Park), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Montana Avenue, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and explore the stunning scenery at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planning website.

Edinburgh, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Los Angeles. In July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme Parks

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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 2nd (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, then stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, then stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and finally wander the streets of Union Square.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visiting Tribeca Sailing and Ocean Grove Beach will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and look for gifts at C.O. Bigelow.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to New York City takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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