36 days in San Francisco & New Orleans Itinerary

36 days in San Francisco & New Orleans Itinerary

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San Francisco
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San Francisco

— 18 nights

City by the Bay

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 China 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), Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena) and Calistoga (Ladera Vineyards & Vincent Arroyo Winery). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the exciting artwork at Patrick Amiot, look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary tool.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. In April, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 15 nights

The Big Easy

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 Jamie Hayes Gallery. Museum-lovers will appreciate The National WWII Museum and Backstreet Cultural Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Gulf Islands National Seashore (in Ocean Springs), Mike the Tiger's Habitat (in Baton Rouge) and Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, make a trip to Jackson Square, examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, and look for gifts at Louisiana Music Factory.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read New Orleans road trip app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to New Orleans takes 5.5 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. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips