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.
You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Amoeba Music and Montana Avenue. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market, Third Street Promenade, & more). Pack the 2nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, browse the different shops at The Grove, get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and stroll around Barnsdall Art Park.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles sightseeing tool .

If you are flying in from Mexico, 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, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Beverly Hills
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then kick back and relax at China Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planning app .

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder 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 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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