20 days in New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

20 days in New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

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20 days in New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
New York City
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 10 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sydney


8
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.
Gateway National Recreation and 9/11 Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Patrick's Cathedral and Ellis Island. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and don't miss a visit to Wall Street.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip maker .

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. In May, daytime highs in New York City are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

10
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Hayes Valley. Do your shopping at Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena), Safari West (in Santa Rosa) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pride Mountain Vineyards, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Safari West, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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