8 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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8 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

Auckland Central
Fly:  15​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Auckland Central

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Castello di Amorosa and Alcatraz Island. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to V. Sattui in St. Helena--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, wander the streets of Union Square, and explore the activities along San Francisco Bay.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online itinerary creator.

Auckland, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland to San Francisco. Expect little chillier evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Auckland in December, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

V. Sattui, Castello di Amorosa
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Getty Center The Publications and Santa Monica Pier. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder.

Do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). You'll set off for home on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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