12 days in New York City & San Diego Itinerary

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New York City — 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): wander the streets of Times Square, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, then see a show at Radio City Music Hall, and finally make a trip to Empire State Building. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial and then don't miss a visit to Central Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City road trip planning website.

Stockholm, Sweden to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Stockholm to New York City. Traveling from Stockholm in December, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Diego.
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San Diego — 8 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park), Annie's Canyon Trail (in Solana Beach) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Diego day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to San Diego takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get a bit warmer in San Diego: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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