7 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

7 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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7 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and then make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Fort Funston National Park, then get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel planner .

Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

5
days
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.
Kids will enjoy Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Disneyland Park. Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Santa Monica Farmers Market) and Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, appreciate the history behind Guitar Center, stop by Hollywood & Highland, and shop like a local with Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Los Angeles hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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