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: Doha
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Doha

6
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 Exploratorium and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Get some cultural insight at Golden Gate Bridge and Chinese Culture Center. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Mumm Napa in Rutherford, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, shop like a local with Union Square, walk around Golden Gate Park, and take a stroll through Union Street.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Doha, Qatar to San Francisco is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to San Francisco is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Doha in March, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mumm Napa
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

7
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.
Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and West Village. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, stop by FAO Schwarz, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In March, New York City is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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