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

8
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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay for some beach relaxation. Visiting Santa Monica State Beach and Oak Canyon Nature Center will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Fullerton Museum Center (in Fullerton). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, explore the stunning scenery at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, and get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles travel app .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Fullerton Museum Center, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica 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 4th (Sun), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Francisco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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