15 days in California & New York City Itinerary

15 days in California & New York City Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  21 h 45 min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  8 h 45 min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  26 h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

3
nights
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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco sightseeing planning site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to San Francisco is an approximately 21.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Jakarta to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Change things up with these side-trips from Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Half Dome, Vernal Fall, &more).

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes trip app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Mammoth Lakes is much colder at night with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park, then admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and finally admire the striking features of Bradbury Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much hotter, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, walk around The High Line, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary app.

Getting from Los Angeles to New York City by combination of flight, train, and subway takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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