11 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

11 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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11 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: New York City

4
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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip app .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 64°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, admire all the interesting features of STAPLES Center, listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation maker .

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 March: highs in Los Angeles hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 54°F. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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