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
— 21 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h
End: New York City

21
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.
Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Central Park, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from Sweden, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco visit planning tool .

Getting from New York City to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in January: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 9°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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