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: Manchester
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Manchester

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.
Kids will enjoy The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park. You'll explore and learn at American Museum of Natural History and 9/11 Memorial. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Times Square, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary tool .

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Manchester in April, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Los Angeles by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps will appeal to history buffs. Family-friendly places like Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Exploratorium will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, don't miss a visit to Washington Square, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and wander the streets of Nob Hill.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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