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

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

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Los Angeles

— 6 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Annenberg Community Beach House and Santa Monica Pier. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica), Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Montana Avenue, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in March, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 8 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Sonoma Coast State Beach. Patrick Amiot and Exploratorium will appeal to museum buffs. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Fort Funston National Park, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

New York City

— 6 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Go for a jaunt from New York City to Oceanville to see Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Times Square, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, go for a walk through Central Park, and don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue.

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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. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. In April, New York City is little chillier than San Francisco - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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