10 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

10 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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10 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  5​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 6 nights
End: Chicago

2
nights
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.
You've now added Hollywood Walk of Fame to your itinerary. On the 26th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Chicago to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 70°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and catch a ride on Cable Cars.

For reviews and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder site .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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