35 days in New York City, Philadelphia & San Francisco Itinerary

35 days in New York City, Philadelphia & San Francisco Itinerary

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New York City
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New York City

— 10 nights

Big Apple

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 enjoy Central Park and Empire State Building. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Times Square, get great views at Top of the Rock, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

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Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to New York City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 12 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Old Windmill Farm and Wissahickon Valley Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Hagley Museum And Library (in Wilmington) and Ronks (Old Windmill Farm Tours & Cherry Crest Adventure Farm). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, tour or see a game at Urban Axes Philadelphia, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and examine the collection at National Constitution Center.

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You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 11 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, wander the streets of SoMa, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

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Getting from Philadelphia to San Francisco by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in November, with highs in San Francisco at 20°C and lows at 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours