19 days in San Francisco, New York City & Arizona Itinerary

19 days in San Francisco, New York City & Arizona Itinerary

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19 days in San Francisco, New York City & Arizona Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 45​min
3
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Prescott
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Tucson
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail and Pomponio State Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Titus Vineyards and Castello di Amorosa. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Half Moon Bay (Naples Beach, Cowell Ranch State Beach, & more) and Shark Fin Cove (in Davenport).

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco sightseeing planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. When traveling from Sydney in February, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay, Titus Vineyards, Castello di Amorosa, Shark Fin Cove, Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail
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Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail ©
Cowell Ranch State Beach ©
Cowell Ranch State Beach
Pescadero State Beach ©
Pescadero State Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Guruvayoorappan Temple, then kick back and relax at 8th Ave Jetty, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Golf House Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venkateswara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Ohel, and finally admire the natural beauty at Great Neck Steppingstone Park.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use 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. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to New York City is 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in February; daily highs in New York City reach 9°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Page.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sri Guruvayoorappan Temple, Sri Venkateswara Temple, Great Neck Steppingstone Park, The Ohel, Golf House Museum
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Great Neck Steppingstone Park ©
Great Neck Steppingstone Park
Sri Guruvayoorappan Temple ©
Sri Guruvayoorappan Temple

1
night
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 14th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area, tour the water at your own pace with All In Boat Rentals, and then explore the stunning scenery at The Chains. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then take in breathtaking views at Lees Ferry, and then trek along Rimview Trail.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Page trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Page in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Page due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in February, with highs in Page at 15°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Big Water
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Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
The Chains ©
The Chains
Lees Ferry ©
Lees Ferry

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stroll through Hermit Trail, get great views at Mather Point, and then hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing website .

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Page in February, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 11°C and lows at -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hermit Trail
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Mather Point ©
Mather Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Hermit Trail ©
Hermit Trail

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Wupatki National Monument and Montezuma Castle National Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walnut Canyon National Monument and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sedona trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, you will find days in Sedona are a bit warmer (18°C), and nights are much warmer (5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Prescott.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montezuma Castle National Monument
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Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Van Gogh's Ear Gallery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Whiskey Row, then contemplate the long history of Prescott Frontier Days, World's Oldest Rodeo, and finally explore the fascinating landscape at Community Nature Center Open Space Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Downtown Historic Area, then do a tasting at Superstition Meadery, then learn about winemaking at Granite Creek Vineyards, and finally see the interesting displays at Kalusa Miniature Airplane Collection.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Prescott holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Prescott takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sedona in February since evenings lows in Prescott dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Prescott

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Granite Creek Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row

4
nights
Tucson

Tucson
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Explore hidden gems such as Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tumacacori National Historical Park and Del Sol International Shops. Explore Tucson's surroundings by going to Cochise Stronghold (in Pearce), Red Rock Canyon National (in Red Rock) and Zarpara Vineyard (in Willcox). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at 390th Memorial Museum, examine the collection at Pima Air & Space Museum, and admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tucson journey website .

You can drive from Prescott to Tucson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In February, Tucson is a bit warmer than Prescott - with highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tumacacori National Historical Park, St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery, Cochise Stronghold, Zarpara Vineyard, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
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