13 days in New York City, Las Vegas & San Francisco Itinerary

13 days in New York City, Las Vegas & San Francisco Itinerary

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New York City

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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Brooklyn Heights Promenade will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and New York Public Library. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Lucas candies (in Haverstraw) and The DeWint House (in Tappan). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, stop by Times Square, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market.

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Perth, Australia to New York City is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to New York City is minus 13 hours. Traveling from Perth in December, things will get colder in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Escape the urban bustle at Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Mob Museum and Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with The Strip and have some family-friendly fun at Dig This.

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Traveling by flight from New York City to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Lands End and Alcatraz Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marin Headlands and Muir Woods National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, walk around Presidio of San Francisco, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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