21 days in San Francisco & New York City Itinerary

21 days in San Francisco & New York City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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San Francisco
— 11 nights
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New York City
— 9 nights
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San Francisco

— 11 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Gray Whale Cove State Beach and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Step out of the city life by going to Lands End and Mavericks. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Half Moon Bay (Poplar Beach, Pescadero State Beach, &more), Muir Beach (in Muir Beach) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, kick back and relax at China Beach, and explore the activities along San Francisco Bay.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

San Jose to San Francisco is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a subway. When traveling from San Jose in April, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

New York City

— 9 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Hallett Nature Sanctuary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Greenwich Village and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). There's much more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New York City travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect New York City to be a bit cooler, temps between 61°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips