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: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

6
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.
The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Carpinteria State Beach and Oceanside Pier. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Laguna Beach (Victoria Beach & Crystal Cove), San Clemente Pier (in San Clemente) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get engrossed in the history at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and see the interesting displays at Mission San Juan Capistrano.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip app .

If you are flying in from China, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, San Clemente Pier, Norton Simon Museum, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Santa Monica Pier
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Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 8th (Mon), contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium, then examine the collection at de Young Museum, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier 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 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique

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