22 days in New York City, Los Angeles & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

22 days in New York City, Los Angeles & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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New York City
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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St. Helena
— 3 nights
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New York City — 6 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, go for a walk through Central Park, examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City online day trip planner.

New Delhi, India to New York City is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -10.5 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in New York City hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Los Angeles — 6 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills), Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more) and Balboa Park (in San Diego). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 5 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Francisco, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.
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Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
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St. Helena — 3 nights

The city of St.
Step out of St. Helena to go to Glen Ellen and see Benziger Family Winery, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 4th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. It doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Mumm Napa and learn about winemaking at Goosecross Cellars.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read St. Helena online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for slightly colder nights in St. Helena, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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