11 days in New York City, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

11 days in New York City, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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11 days in New York City, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  14​h
End: London


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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Relax by the water at Ponquogue Beach and Cupsogue Beach County Park. When in New York City, make a side trip to see William Floyd Estate in Mastic Beach, approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, take a stroll through Times Square, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip builder .

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 moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In September, New York City is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cupsogue Beach County Park, William Floyd Estate, Ponquogue Beach
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

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 27th (Thu), stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from New York City to Los Angeles takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Point Isabel and Rodeo Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castello di Amorosa and V. Sattui. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Waddell State Beach in Santa Cruz, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks, and see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa, Point Isabel, Waddell Beach, Rodeo Beach
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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