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

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

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

Start: Manchester
Fly:  11​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Manchester

3
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 Times Square and New York Public Library. Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue and take a memorable tour with Circle Line Cruises.

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Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to New York City. In May, New York City is a bit warmer than Manchester - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological (in Murrieta). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center and make a trip to Hollywood Sign.

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Fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at California State Railroad Museum and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Take a break from the city and head to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Bodega Head (in Bodega Bay) and Old Sacramento (in Sacramento). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, and get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in May; daily highs in San Francisco reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Sacramento, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Castello di Amorosa, Drakes Beach, Bodega Head
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum