15 days in New York City, Miami Beach & San Francisco Itinerary

15 days in New York City, Miami Beach & San Francisco Itinerary

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15 days in New York City, Miami Beach & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Miami Beach
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fifth Avenue and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Go for a jaunt from New York City to Sandy Hook to see Gateway National Recreation about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Times Square, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, wander the streets of Wall Street, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary builder website .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; 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. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

5
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get some historical perspective at Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District. You'll get in some beach time at South Beach and Haulover Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Miami Beach side-trips: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley, Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail, & more) and Aventura Mall (in Aventura). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Matheson Hammock Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, and take a stroll through Collins Avenue.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Miami Beach online holiday planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and tram from New York City to Miami Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In October, Miami Beach is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Miami, Aventura Mall, Haulover Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting China Beach and Alcatraz Island will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, wander the streets of SoMa, and enjoy the sand and surf at Point Isabel.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, tram, and flight from Miami Beach to San Francisco takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami Beach to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Miami Beach in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Point Isabel
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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