15 days in New York City, Chicago & San Francisco Itinerary

15 days in New York City, Chicago & San Francisco Itinerary

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15 days in New York City, Chicago & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Sarajevo
Fly + bus:  15​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Sarajevo

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.
For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or The Strand Bookstore. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Times Square, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina to New York City is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. In April in New York City, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Do your shopping at The Magnificent Mile and Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouse. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry. Take a break from Chicago with a short trip to First Division Museum at Cantigny in Wheaton, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Field Museum, stroll through Milton Lee Olive Park, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and wander the streets of Wicker Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in April, Chicago is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouse, First Division Museum at Cantigny
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Sonoma Coast State Beach and Fort Funston National Park. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Union Square, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, stop by Williams-Sonoma, and kick back and relax at Ocean Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip builder .

You can fly from Chicago to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in April, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sonoma Coast State Beach, Wine Tours & Tastings, Modus Operandi Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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