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

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

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

Start: Faisalabad
Fly:  34​h
1
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: Faisalabad

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Mumm Napa and Legion of Honor. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at City Lights Booksellers and Grace Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Bodega Head (in Bodega Bay), Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner) and Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll around Golden Gate Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning tool .

Faisalabad, Pakistan to San Francisco is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Time (PKT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -13 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Faisalabad in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Helena, JaM Cellars, Castello di Amorosa, Mumm Napa, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers
Legion of Honor ©
Legion of Honor

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 31st (Sat), make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). See even more of San Francisco: get curious at Exploratorium, kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, wander the streets of Union Square, and look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Funston National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cupsogue Beach County Park and Speed Boats Tours. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Great Neck Steppingstone Park in Great Neck, approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Times Square, explore the striking landscape of Hamilton Grange National Memorial, and look for gifts at Kee's Chocolates.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Great Neck Steppingstone Park, Cupsogue Beach County Park
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

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