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 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bart's Books and The Original Farmers Market. Let the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Ventura Harbor Village (in Ventura), The Collection at Riverpark (in Oxnard) and Irvine Spectrum Center (in Irvine). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, look for gifts at Bergamot Station, and get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

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Porto Alegre, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Porto Alegre to Los Angeles, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto Alegre in July, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Bart's Books, Ventura Harbor Village, Irvine Spectrum Center, The Collection at Riverpark
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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.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and look for gifts at Boudin at the Wharf.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. In July, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Museums 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.
9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Country Kettle (in East Stroudsburg), The Amazing Olive (in Port Jefferson) and House Of Candles (in Henryville). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Fifth Avenue, wander the streets of West Village, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and look for gifts at Callie's Pretzel Factory.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mountainhome, House Of Candles, Tanger Outlets, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Brid's Closet
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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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