36 days in New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

36 days in New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

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36 days in New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Bus:  20​h
1
New York City
— 17 nights
Bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 17 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Chennai

17
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.
When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bronx Zoo in Bronx, approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and admire the striking features of Grand central terminal.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City vacation builder.

Chennai (Madras), India to New York City is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Chennai (Madras) in May; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

17
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and take a memorable ride with Cable Cars.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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