21 days in New York City, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

21 days in New York City, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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21 days in New York City, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— Few hours
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 17 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

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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.
For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the New York City sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.
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Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Brooklyn Bridge ©
Brooklyn Bridge

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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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). Pack the 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles journey website .

Getting from New York City to Los Angeles by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Norton Simon Museum, Two Rodeo Drive
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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Exploratorium and then stroll through Golden Gate Park.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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