15 days in New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

15 days in New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h
2
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Brisbane

5
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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Marketfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Speed Boats Tours. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City planning site.

Brisbane, Australia to New York City is an approximately 23- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, train, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to New York City is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect New York City to be much colder, temps between 10°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
East River Waterfront Esplanade ©
East River Waterfront Esplanade

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Westfield San Francisco Centre, don't miss a visit to Ghirardelli Square, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online tour planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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