12 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

12 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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12 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Montreal

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Griffith Observatory. You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade, Montana Avenue, & more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, shop like a local with Hammer Museum, and stop by Amoeba Music.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip app .

Montreal, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Montreal to Los Angeles. Traveling from Montreal in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Anaheim, Robertson Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Sonoma Coast State Beach. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Exploratorium, wander the streets of Chinatown, shop like a local with Union Square, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip website .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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