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

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

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

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 2nd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and explore and take pictures at Oracle Park.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Brisbane in August, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, walk around The High Line, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to New York City is 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 13th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and head outdoors with Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Los Angeles takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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