9 days in New York City, Los Angeles & San Jose Itinerary

9 days in New York City, Los Angeles & San Jose Itinerary

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9 days in New York City, Los Angeles & San Jose Itinerary

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

4
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: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City tour itinerary builder tool .

San Francisco to New York City is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in November, with highs in New York City at 57°F and lows at 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

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

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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Los Angeles takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in November, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 76°F and lows about 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 20th (Wed), take a peaceful walk through Guadalupe Oak Grove Park, walk around Martial Cottle Park, and then make a trip to Sikh Gurdwara.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Jose, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Jose takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in San Jose at 67°F and lows at 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Martial Cottle Park ©
Martial Cottle Park
Guadalupe Oak Grove Park ©
Guadalupe Oak Grove Park
Sikh Gurdwara ©
Sikh Gurdwara

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