15 days in New York City, San Francisco & Alaska Itinerary

15 days in New York City, San Francisco & Alaska Itinerary

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15 days in New York City, San Francisco & Alaska Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h
London

5
days
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: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

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London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to New York City is minus 5 hours. In April, New York City is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Bridge
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

5
days
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: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of SoMa, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner

Getting from New York City to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. May in San Francisco sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Anchorage.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

2
days
Anchorage

Anchorage
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Chugach State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Alaska Zoo and then get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Anchorage takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 1 hour. In May, Anchorage is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chugach State Park
Chugach State Park
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Zoo
Alaska Zoo

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