26 days in New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

26 days in New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

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26 days in New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 15 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

15
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Museum of Modern Art, Greenwich Village, Chelsea, and other attractions. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Times Square Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Times Square and Statue of Liberty National Monument. And it doesn't end there: walk around Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City online trip builder .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New York City. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
Times Square ©
Times Square

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Sonoma Coast State Beach and Baker Beach. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Wine Country Chocolates (in Glen Ellen). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and stop by City Lights Booksellers.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Wine Country Chocolates
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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