36 days in San Francisco & New Orleans Itinerary

36 days in San Francisco & New Orleans Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 18 nights
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New Orleans
— 15 nights

18
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Sonoma Coast State Beach and Dunes Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing), Calistoga (Ladera Vineyards & Vincent Arroyo Winery) and Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through SoMa, identify plant and animal life at Safari West, and immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve.

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Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Half Moon Bay, Calistoga, Los Altos History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

15
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Royal Street and Magazine Street. Museum-lovers will appreciate The National WWII Museum and Rodrigue Studio. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle), Mike the Tiger's Habitat (in Baton Rouge) and Gulf Islands National Seashore (in Ocean Springs). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, look for all kinds of wild species at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, and shop like a local with Jamie Hayes Gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip site.

You can fly from San Francisco to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Covington, Abita Springs, Vacherie, Destrehan Plantation, Nottoway Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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