8 days in New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

8 days in New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

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8 days in New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  14​h
End: London


3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel and then see the interesting displays at New York Public Library. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, enjoy the sea views from Gateway National Recreation, and then examine the collection at Tenement Museum.

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

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. Traveling from London in January, expect New York City to be slightly colder, temps between 5°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
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New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
Gateway National Recreation ©
Gateway National Recreation
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello di Amorosa and San Francisco Bay. Get outdoors at Muir Woods National Monument and Bodega Head. Venture out of the city with trips to Venge Vineyards (in Calistoga) and Peterson Winery (in Healdsburg). There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks and pause for some serene contemplation at Glad Tidings Church.

For reviews and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in January, expect nights in San Francisco to be much hotter, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Calistoga, Peterson Winery, Muir Woods National Monument, Bodega Head
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Peterson Winery ©
Peterson Winery

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