3 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

3 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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3 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

San Diego
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 1 night
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Diego

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and then examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

San Diego to Los Angeles is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, then take a stroll through Union Square, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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