20 days in New York City, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

20 days in New York City, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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20 days in New York City, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Start: Larnaca
Fly + bus:  16​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
New York City
— 12 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Larnaca

1
night
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.
To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City trip maker .

Larnaca, Cyprus to New York City is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Larnaca in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. You will leave for San Francisco on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in New York City

Nightlife Parks Tours
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1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lombard Street as well as Filbert Steps. On the 4th (Sun), go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, then make a trip to Lombard Street, and finally stroll around Mission Dolores Park.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Mission Dolores Park ©
Mission Dolores Park
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Lombard Street ©
Lombard Street

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and then don't miss a visit to Washburn Point. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then make a trip to Yosemite Village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Golden Gate Park as well as Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. Enjoy San Francisco some more: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge and take a stroll through Twin Peaks.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary app .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nightlife
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

12
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, MoMA PS1, Fifth Avenue, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Enjoy New York City some more: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Chrysler Building, make a trip to Times Square, and stroll around The High Line.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New York City holiday builder app .

Getting from San Francisco to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to New York City is 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Brooklyn, MoMA PS1, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
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Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Brooklyn Bridge Park ©
Brooklyn Bridge Park

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