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

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 Santa Monica Mountains. Do your shopping at Third Street Promenade and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center & Disneyland Park), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Carbon Beach (in Malibu). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Montana Avenue, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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 travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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San Francisco

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 take in the pleasant sights at 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 make a trip to 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 4 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 travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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New York City

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 Speed Boats Tours will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Ocean Grove Beach in Ocean Grove, approximately Ocean Grove away. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, get a taste of the local shopping with Agora Gallery, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the New York City route planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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