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

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

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

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
New York City
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Step out of the city life by going to El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Will Rogers State Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Ocean Avenue (in Santa Monica). Pack the 28th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, kick back and relax at Santa Monica Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Los Angeles to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Visit 9/11 Memorial and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, get great views at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and stroll through The High Line.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read New York City travel route app .

Getting from Los Angeles to New York City by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Twin Peaks and Muir Woods National Monument. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Presidio of San Francisco. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from New York City to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 17°C. On the 17th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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