32 days in New York City & San Jose Itinerary

32 days in New York City & San Jose Itinerary

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32 days in New York City & San Jose Itinerary

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

16
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.
Attractions like Central Park and American Museum of Natural History make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Philadelphia (Liberty Bell Center, Independence Seaport Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get great views at Top of the Rock, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and wander the streets of Times Square.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New York City holiday app .

San Francisco to New York City is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

15
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Attractions like Point Lobos and Monterey Bay Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from San Jose: AiX (in Sand City), Monterey (Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, 17-Mile Drive, & more) and Carmel (Gallery by the Sea Carmel, Carmel River State Beach, & more). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, and tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Jose tour planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to San Jose takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Jose due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Jose, with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Pacifica, Pescadero
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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