14 days in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Central Arizona & San Francisco Itinerary

14 days in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Central Arizona & San Francisco Itinerary

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14 days in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Central Arizona & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 45​min
Tempe
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Manchester

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Amoeba Music and Bergamot Station. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Will Rogers State Beach and Santa Monica State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), Zuma Beach (in Malibu) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Montana Avenue). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, browse the different shops at The Grove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Del Rey Beach, and look for gifts at UCLA Store.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles journey website .

Manchester, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Los Angeles is minus 8 hours. In May, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Manchester - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Tempe.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Zuma Beach, Manhattan Beach
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Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach

2
nights
Tempe

Tempe ©
Tempe, also known as Hayden's Ferry during the territorial times of Arizona, is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with the Census Bureau reporting a 2010 population of 161,719. On the 18th (Sat), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, look for gifts at Chandler Fashion Center, and then stop by Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop. Keep things going the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then buy something for everyone on your list at Scottsdale Quarter, then stop by Cosanti Originals, and finally learn about winemaking at Aridus Wine Company.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tempe online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Los Angeles to Tempe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect Tempe to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Tempe

#Shopping, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Chandler, Musical Instrument Museum, Cosanti Originals
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Cosanti Originals ©
Cosanti Originals
Scottsdale Quarter ©
Scottsdale Quarter

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellersfor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa) and San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Union Square, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco journey builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Tempe to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tempe in May, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit cooler, around 13°C, while days are cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping

Side Trips

San Gregorio State Beach, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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