7 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

7 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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7 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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

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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.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Fri), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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San Francisco to Los Angeles is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Waddell State Beach. Visit Castello di Amorosa and Twin Peaks for their historical value. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Sunset State Beach (in Watsonville). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at China Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rodeo Beach, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

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Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 27°C and lows are around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sunset State Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Waddell State Beach, Muir Woods National Monument, Castello di Amorosa
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China Beach
China Beach
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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