20 days in San Francisco & New York City Itinerary

20 days in San Francisco & New York City Itinerary

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20 days in San Francisco & New York City Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences make great kid-friendly stops. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately 46 minutes away. Dedicate the 29th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through SoMa, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to San Francisco is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Bengaluru to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

7
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to New York City is 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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