5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

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5 days in California Itinerary

Boston
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
Boston

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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.
On the 5th (Mon), stop by Hollywood & Highland and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, look for gifts at Bergamot Station, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and finally look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday maker website .

Boston to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in March; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 73°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bergamot Station
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 7th (Wed), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then shop like a local with City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, then get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and finally don't miss a visit to Ghirardelli Square.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Union Square ©
Union Square

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