12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

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12 days in California Itinerary

Helsinki
Fly:  20​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
Helsinki

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Dedicate the 30th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Union Square, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and catch a ride on Cable Cars.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Helsinki, Finland to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Helsinki to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Helsinki in September, with highs in San Francisco at 27°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Getty Center The Publications and Santa Monica Pier. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 38 minutes away. Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications
Griffith Observatory

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