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

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

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San Francisco
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New York City
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Step out of San Francisco to go to Moss Beach and see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Union Square, take a stroll through The Castro, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. When traveling from Sydney in February, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 19°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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New York City

New York City ©

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 some cultural insight at Times Square and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. You'll explore and learn at 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to New York City by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in February: high temperatures in New York City hover around 9°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Head to Montana Avenue and Bergamot Stationfor some retail therapy. Let the collections at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art capture your imagination. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). The adventure continues: make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip planning app.

Fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles. In February, Los Angeles is warmer than New York City - with highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

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Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue

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