16 days in San Francisco, New Orleans & New York City Itinerary

16 days in San Francisco, New Orleans & New York City Itinerary

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16 days in San Francisco, New Orleans & New York City Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
3
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ghirardelli Square. Explore hidden gems such as Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Safari West. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena) and Berghold Vineyards (in Lodi). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cosumnes River Preserve, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, and stroll through Golden Gate Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planning site .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Cosumnes River Preserve, Castello di Amorosa, V. Sattui Winery, Safari West
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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Safari West ©
Safari West
Cosumnes River Preserve ©
Cosumnes River Preserve

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Royal Street and Garden District. Venture out of the city with trips to Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge (in Houma), Slidell (Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie). And it doesn't end there: trek along Crosby Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, stroll through New Orleans City Park, and stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans tour planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to New Orleans, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in New Orleans hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Slidell, Crosby Arboretum, Oak Alley Plantation, Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge
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Crosby Arboretum ©
Crosby Arboretum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

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.
Shop till you drop at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and The Original Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sam's Point Preserve and Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie), Quogue Wildlife Refuge (in Quogue) and Peconic River Herb Farm (in Calverton). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in October, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

The Original Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Peconic River Herb Farm, Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Orange County Arboretum
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Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ©
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Chelsea Market ©
Chelsea Market

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