12 days in Los Angeles, Napa Valley & San Francisco Itinerary

12 days in Los Angeles, Napa Valley & San Francisco Itinerary

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12 days in Los Angeles, Napa Valley & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: San Juan
Fly:  12​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
Rutherford
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: San Juan

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach and then kick back and relax at Hermosa Beach Pier.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Los Angeles is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from San Juan in May, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rutherford.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, Zuma Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach

5
nights
Rutherford

Rutherford ©
Rutherford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Robert Mondavi Winery. Explore Rutherford's surroundings by going to Ramazzotti Wine Tasting (in Geyserville) and Johnson's Beach (in Guerneville). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, learn about winemaking at Jericho Canyon Vineyard, wander the wide-open spaces of Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rutherford vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Los Angeles to Rutherford takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, subway, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, things will get slightly colder in Rutherford: highs are around 24°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Rutherford

#Wineries, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Calistoga, Guerneville, Ramazzotti Wine Tasting, Balloon Rides
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Drakes Estero. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Tomales Bay State Park (in Inverness), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Limantour Beach (in Point Reyes National Seashore). There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Rutherford to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Rutherford in May, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Inverness, Muir Woods National Monument, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Limantour Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Tomales Bay State Park ©
Tomales Bay State Park

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