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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Start: London
+3
Train + Fly + Train + Subway:  10 h 45 min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
Subway + Train + Fly:  9 h
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Relax by the water at Ponquogue Beach and Cupsogue Beach County Park. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to William Floyd Estate in Mastic Beach, about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and don't miss a visit to Times Square.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New York City tour planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of train, flight, and subway. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

William Floyd Estate, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Ponquogue Beach
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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), take a stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

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Traveling by combination of subway, train, and flight from New York City to Los Angeles takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. In September in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 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

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hermosa Beach Pier, Santa Monica State Beach
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Castello di Amorosa. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like SS Jeremiah O'Brien and V. Sattui Winery. Change things up with a short trip to Waddell Beach in Santa Cruz (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: get great views at Twin Peaks, stroll around Point Isabel, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rodeo Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel route planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Rodeo Beach, Castello di Amorosa, Point Isabel, Waddell Beach
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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