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:  8​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, explore and take pictures at Dodger Stadium, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip app .

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muir Woods National Monument and San Francisco Bay. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online day trip planner .

You can 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 July, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 57°F. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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