17 days in San Francisco, Seattle & New York City Itinerary

17 days in San Francisco, Seattle & New York City Itinerary

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17 days in San Francisco, Seattle & New York City Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online day trip planner .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in San Francisco at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field, and wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. May in Seattle sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, admire all the interesting features of The High Line, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For maps and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Seattle to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough 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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