8 days in San Francisco, San Diego & New York City Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco, San Diego & New York City Itinerary

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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Stephen & Walker Winery, &more), Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides (in Yountville) and St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Chinatown, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Tokyo, Japan to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Tokyo to San Francisco. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, then stroll through Black's Beach, and finally take an unforgettable tour with Corporate Helicopters.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

New York City

— 2 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to New York City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In October, New York City is a bit cooler than San Diego - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping