8 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

8 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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8 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Birmingham
train + Fly:  15​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 45​min
Birmingham

3
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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Hermosa Beach Pier for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica Mountains and Santa Monica Beach. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, take a stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles, pause for some photo ops at Watts Towers, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip generator.

Birmingham, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Los Angeles is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Birmingham in September, plan for much warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 35°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and The Embarcadero. Step out of San Francisco to go to Moss Beach and see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, which is approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 27°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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China Beach
China Beach
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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