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

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

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

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Porto Alegre

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. For shopping fun, head to Bart's Books or The Collection at Riverpark. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Irvine Spectrum Center (in Irvine), Ventura Harbor Village (in Ventura) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look for gifts at The Original Farmers Market.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online journey planner .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Los Angeles. Traveling from Porto Alegre in July, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Ventura Harbor Village, Irvine Spectrum Center, Bart's Books, The Collection at Riverpark
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and Musee Mecanique. Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and stop by Boudin at the Wharf.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Francisco, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique

6
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 House Of Candlesfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Grey Towers National Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Tanger Outlets (in Riverhead), Country Kettle (in East Stroudsburg) and The Amazing Olive (in Port Jefferson). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, stop by Callie's Candy Kitchen, and wander the streets of West Village.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mountainhome, Country Kettle, Amazing Olive, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Tanger Outlets
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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