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

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

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

Start: Columbus
Fly:  4​h
1
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Cape Town

8
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've now added Inside Broadway Tours to your itinerary. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and walk around The High Line.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City online driving holiday planner .

Columbus to New York City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Columbus in November, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

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

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in San Francisco at 20°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles attractions planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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