16 days in San Francisco & New York City Itinerary

16 days in San Francisco & New York City Itinerary

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16 days in San Francisco & New York City Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  19​h
1
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Dubai

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 6th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco holiday planning tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -12 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in May, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

6
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 City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. In June, New York City is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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