17 days in New York City, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

17 days in New York City, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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17 days in New York City, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Aladdin the Musical, The View, Empire State Building, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fifth Avenue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Times Square, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and stroll through Central Park Zoo.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City tour itinerary planner

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Central Park ©
Central Park

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Southern California and Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood. Get some cultural insight at Griffith Observatory and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Head to The Grove and Third Street Promenadefor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website

You can do a combination of flight and train from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
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Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Fort Funston National Park and China Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek), Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, wander the streets of SoMa, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip maker

Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Petaluma Seed Bank, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique

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