11 days in New York City, New Orleans & San Francisco Itinerary

11 days in New York City, New Orleans & San Francisco Itinerary

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11 days in New York City, New Orleans & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Bus:  11​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Manchester

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City tour itinerary maker .

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. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in October, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 23°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from New York City to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from New York City in October since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New Orleans

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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Louisiana Music Factory ©
Louisiana Music Factory

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 22nd (Mon), stop by Green Apple Books and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally take a stroll around Civic Center.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning app .

You can fly from New Orleans to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market ©
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Union Square ©
Union Square

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