20 days in New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

20 days in New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

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20 days in New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

Milan
Fly:  12​h 30​min
New York City
— 9 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Milan

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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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our New York City trip site .

Milan, Italy to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to New York City is minus 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Milan in August since evenings lows in New York City dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and stroll through Golden Gate Park.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco journey builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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