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.
Do your shopping at The Grove and Third Street Promenade. You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Santa Monica (Bergamot Station, Santa Monica Farmers Market, & more). Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, get your game on at Virtual Room Los Angeles, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

If you are flying in from New Zealand, 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 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Two Rodeo Drive
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
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 28th (Fri): kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, then stroll through Baker Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally make a trip to Lombard Street.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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