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

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

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

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
End: New York City

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, go for a walk through The High Line, admire the striking features of Grand central terminal, and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. July in New York City sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

9
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Getty Center The Publications will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita) and Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). Pack the 27th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, catch a ride on Cable Cars, and have fun at RocketBoat.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online day trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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