20 days in New York City, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

20 days in New York City, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New York City
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 12 nights
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New York City

— 1 night

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
To see traveler tips and tourist information, read New York City travel planner.

Larnaca, Cyprus to New York City is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Larnaca to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Larnaca in August, you will find days in New York City are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Nightlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lombard Street as well as Filbert Street Stairs. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, and finally stroll around Mission Dolores Park.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): hike along Mariposa Grove, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and then get great views at Washburn Point. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

Your day by day itinerary now includes Golden Gate Park as well as Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Twin Peaks and 16 Avenue Tiled Steps. Enjoy San Francisco some more: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife

New York City

— 12 nights

Big Apple

Your list of things to see and do now includes The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Circle Line Cruises, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Brooklyn Bridge Park and The Oculus. Enjoy New York City some more: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, stroll through The High Line, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, and admire the landmark architecture of Chrysler Building.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to New York City is 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

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