20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  26​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Jakarta

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Do some cultural sightseeing at American Museum of Natural History and Ellis Island. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville--about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip maker tool .

Jakarta, Indonesia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Jakarta to New York City, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in May, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Sat), examine the collection at The Getty Center, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then steep yourself in history at Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, and finally take a peaceful walk through Oak Canyon Nature Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Los Angeles takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, then kick back and relax at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park journey builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Los Angeles in June since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (25°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (15°C). You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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