5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

3
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and take a stroll through Times Square.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary builder tool .

Los Angeles to New York City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in New York City to be a bit cooler, around 36°F, while days are much colder, around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 59°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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