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

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

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

Start: Rome
Fly:  16​h
1
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
3
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Rome

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Safari West (in Santa Rosa), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa) and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through SoMa, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Rome, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In August, San Francisco is little chillier than Rome - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pescadero, Safari West, Rockaway Beach, Marin Headlands, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings
Safari West ©
Safari West

5
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.
Visiting Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie) and Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through French Quarter, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to New Orleans. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nottoway Plantation, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery
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Garden District ©
Garden District
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Ponquogue Beach and Fire Island National Seashore. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Jones Beach State Park (in Wantagh), Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Belmar Beach (in Belmar). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and tour the water at your own pace with Narwhal Yacht Charters.

Plan trip to New York City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in August, New York City is slightly colder at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Belmar Beach, Fire Island National Seashore, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Jones Beach State Park, Ponquogue Beach
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square

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