15 days in California & New York City Itinerary

15 days in California & New York City Itinerary

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15 days in California & New York City Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Jakarta

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, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, get great views at Twin Peaks, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning tool .

Jakarta, Indonesia to San Francisco is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Jakarta to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jakarta in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
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. Mammoth Lakes is known for nature, winter sports, breweries & distilleries, trails, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, stroll through Mariposa Grove, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for much colder nights in Mammoth Lakes, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can 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:
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), discover the magic at Disneyland Park, then admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and finally admire the striking features of Bradbury Building. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip app .

Fly from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
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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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and take a stroll through Times Square.

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

You can fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 22°C. 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
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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