48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

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48 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 36 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Anaheim
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Bus:  9 h 30 min
5
New York City
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: San Francisco

36
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Strawberry Hill will thrill your kids. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District (in San Rafael), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Bodega Bay (Hagemann Ranch Trout Fishing & Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail). Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Presidio of San Francisco. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and identify plant and animal life at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco attractions planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Stinson Beach, Half Moon Bay, Pacifica, Fremont, Point Reyes National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 28th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then trek along North Dome. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then hit the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park journey builder tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -5°C, while days are little chillier, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
North Dome ©
North Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On your second day here, examine the collection at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, expect Los Angeles to be much warmer, temps between 27°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Cathedral and then enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Anaheim day trip planning app .

Anaheim is just a short distance from Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Christ Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

2
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.
Central Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bronx Zoo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to East River Waterfront Esplanade, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then admire the natural beauty at Hallett Nature Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the New York City travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Anaheim to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Anaheim in April; daily highs in New York City reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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