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

15 days in New York City, San Francisco & Los Angeles County 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Speed Boats Tours and Dumbo. Head to SoHo and Chelsea Marketfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Hyde Park (Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt & Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take a stroll through Greenwich Village.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary builder site.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto Alegre in July: highs in New York City hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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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 Alcatraz Island and Marin Headlands. Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Patrick Amiot (in Sebastopol) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Lands End, walk around Presidio of San Francisco, see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, and take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 18th (Sat), examine the collection at The Getty Center, then admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally wander the streets of Montana Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, then take in the exciting artwork at Annenberg Community Beach House, then look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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