23 days in Seattle, California & New York City Itinerary

23 days in Seattle, California & New York City Itinerary

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23 days in Seattle, California & New York City Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  26​h
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
3
Santa Monica
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
5
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Karachi

4
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.
Pike Place Market and Seattle Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Alki Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and explore the wide array of goods at NORDSTROM.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle itinerary planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Seattle is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Time (PKT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 13 hours. In October, Seattle is cooler than Karachi - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Get in touch with nature at China Beach and Lincoln Park. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Venice Canals Walkway will appeal to history buffs. Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Monica: Los Angeles (Hollywood Forever Cemetery & Cabrillo Beach) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, and look for gifts at Bergamot Station.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica tour planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Monica by combination of subway, flight, and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Los Angeles, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Black's Beach. You'll get in some beach time at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Children's Pool and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip builder.

Drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in San Diego, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 9/11 Memorial and Times Square. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Fifth Avenue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, go for a walk through Central Park, and admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New York City vacation trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to New York City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Diego in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 23°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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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