12 days in San Francisco, Boston & New York City Itinerary

12 days in San Francisco, Boston & New York City Itinerary

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12 days in San Francisco, Boston & New York City Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
2
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Singapore

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, Union Square, Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco vacation planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Singapore to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in March, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and finally browse the collection at Boston Public Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, then wander the streets of North End, then browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and finally walk around Boston Common.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston vacation planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Boston in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in March, with highs in Boston at 7°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Library ©
Boston Public Library

4
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.
American Museum of Natural History has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City travel route app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect New York City to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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