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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Balloon Rides and Chelsea Market. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Times Square and 9/11 Memorial. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Schunnemunk State Park (in New Windsor), St Mary's Episcopal Church (in Cold Spring) and Hawk's Nest Highway (in Port Jervis). It doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City tour itinerary site .

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Manchester to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawk's Nest Highway, Balloon Rides, Schunnemunk State Park, St Mary's Episcopal Church
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological (in Murrieta) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles itinerary tool .

Fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus 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 December, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello di Amorosa and Twin Peaks. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach), Bodega Head (in Bodega Bay) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, kick back and relax at Drakes Beach, and brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sacramento, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, 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

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