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

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

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

Start: Singapore
Fly + bus:  21​h 30​min
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:  17​h 45​min
End: Singapore

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.
New York Public Library and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Fifth Avenue. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Times Square and take a memorable tour with Circle Line Cruises.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read New York City tour website .

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. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in October, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Visiting Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Mountains will get you outdoors. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Murrieta and see Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planning website .

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. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Wildlife

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Twin Peaks. Museum-lovers will appreciate California State Railroad Museum and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Bodega Head (in Bodega Bay), Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, enjoy the sand and surf at Drakes Beach, and brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip app .

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 slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Sacramento, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Castello di Amorosa, Bodega Head, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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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