16 days in Manhattan, San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

16 days in Manhattan, San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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16 days in Manhattan, San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly + Drive:  21​h 15​min
1
Manhattan
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

1
day
Manhattan

Manhattan ©
Manhattan is a city in northeastern Kansas in the United States at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Manhattan driving holiday planner

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Manhattan is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Manhattan is minus 3 hours. In March, Manhattan is colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 16°C and lows of 0°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Manhattan

Parks
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Kansas State University Gardens ©
Kansas State University Gardens

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Fort Funston National Park. Dedicate the 11th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, take a stroll through SoMa, and get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco journey planner

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manhattan to San Francisco. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Manhattan to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manhattan in March, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

6
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.
Do your shopping at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Guitar Center. Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Hermosa Beach Pier. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Santa Monica Mountains) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation planner

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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