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: Quito
Fly:  12​h
1
San Francisco
— 10 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Quito

10
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Castello di Amorosa and Twin Peaks are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at California State Railroad Museum and Fort Ross State Historic Park. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Sacramento (Old Sacramento & The Chefs' Olive Mix) and Bodega Head (in Bodega Bay). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, enjoy the sand and surf at Bean Hollow State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Miramar Beach, and explore the activities along San Francisco Bay.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool .

Quito, Ecuador to San Francisco is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Quito to San Francisco. Traveling from Quito in February, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Sacramento, Calistoga, Big John's Market, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Bean Hollow State Beach
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and Ponquogue Beach. Get some historical perspective at Gateway National Recreation and William Floyd Estate. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Alex Ferrone Gallery (in Cutchogue), Hudson Beach Glass Inc (in Beacon) and Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, hunt for treasures at Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market, and look for gifts at Kalustyan's.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City. Traveling from San Francisco in February, expect New York City to be a bit cooler, temps between 8°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fire Island National Seashore, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Ponquogue Beach, Alex Ferrone Gallery, Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ©
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
Frick Collection ©
Frick Collection

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