10 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

10 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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10 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Buffalo

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Twin Peaks. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castello di Amorosa and Alcatraz Island. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Tomales Bay State Park (in Inverness), Bean Hollow State Beach (in Pescadero) and Davis Family Vineyards (in Healdsburg). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of Union Square, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Buffalo to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In January, San Francisco is warmer than Buffalo - with highs of 59°F and lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tomales Bay State Park, Davis Family Vineyards, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Castello di Amorosa, Bean Hollow State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Oxnard Beach Park and Will Rogers State Beach. Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley--about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, enjoy some music at Third Street Promenade, browse the different shops at The Grove, and stop by Hollywood & Highland.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: highs in Los Angeles hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 49°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Oxnard Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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