7 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

7 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

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7 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Los Angeles
— Few hours
train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  7​h 45​min
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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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 1st (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip maker tool .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Ontario International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Beaches, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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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 2nd (Tue): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then stop by City Lights Booksellers. On your second day here, examine the collection at Exploratorium and then stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers
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SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see a world frozen in time at Cerro Gordo Mines and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then take some stellar pictures from Father Crowley Vista Point.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park holiday builder site .

Getting from San Francisco to Death Valley National Park by combination of flight, bus, and taxi takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be somewhat warmer, around 26°C, while days are warmer, around 45°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cerro Gordo Mines
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Cerro Gordo Mines ©
Cerro Gordo Mines
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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