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

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

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

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 7 nights
train:  30​min
End: Newark

8
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 26th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in nature's colorful creations at The Japanese Garden, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles travel route planner.

Newark to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Newark in January, things will get warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 70°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and wander the streets of SoMa.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (62°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

7
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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire all the interesting features of The High Line, take a stroll through Times Square, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in February; daily highs in New York City reach 46°F and lows reach 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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