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: New York City
Fly:  9​h
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disney California Adventure Park about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder .

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Spend the 18th (Wed) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and take a memorable ride with Cable Cars.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip app .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 72°F and lows about 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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