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

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

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

Start: Manchester
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Manchester

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and Crissy Field. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco visit planner .

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in April: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Audubon Zoo and Jackson Square will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

Take the guesswork out of planning a New Orleans vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Francisco to New Orleans by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in New Orleans. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and make a trip to Empire State Building.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from New Orleans to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New Orleans in April: highs in New York City hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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