12 days in Malibu, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

12 days in Malibu, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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12 days in Malibu, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  45​min
1
Malibu
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. You've now added Zuma Beach to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at The Getty Villa, see the interesting displays at Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach, and finally kick back and relax at El Matador State Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Cove, then do a tasting at Malibu Family Wines, then examine the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at Paramount Ranch.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Malibu online tour builder .

Los Angeles to Malibu is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. May in Malibu sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paramount Ranch, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes LEGOLAND California. The Getty Center and Hammer Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Third Street Promenade) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Malibu to Los Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram; or take a bus. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, LEGOLAND California
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alcatraz Island as well as Golden Gate Bridge. On the 24th (Fri), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, identify plant and animal life at Fort Funston National Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Twin Peaks.

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Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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