29 days in San Francisco & New York City Itinerary

29 days in San Francisco & New York City Itinerary

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29 days in San Francisco & New York City Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  25​h
1
San Francisco
— 10 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 15 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Perth

10
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Marin Headlands. Venture out of the city with trips to Sulphur Creek Nature Center (in Hayward), Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve (in Moss Beach) and Pacifica (Mori Point & San Pedro Valley Park). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Lindsay Wildlife Museum, admire the natural beauty at San Francisco Botanical Garden, and stroll through Fort Funston National Park.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip tool .

Perth, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to San Francisco, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Perth in December, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sunol, Pacifica, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Lindsay Wildlife Museum
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Steep Rock Reservation (in Washington Depot), Wolf Conservation Center (in South Salem) and Holtsville Ecology Site (in Holtsville). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alley Pond Environmental Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip 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. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to New York City is 3 hours. In December, New York City is little chillier than San Francisco - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Wolf Conservation Center, Appalachian Trail - Pochuck Boardwalk, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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