11 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

11 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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11 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  9​h
New York City

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation builder.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Sightseeing Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf

4
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). Pack the 1st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Los Angeles hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Sightseeing Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications
Universal Studios Hollywood

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