12 days in Palo Alto, San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

12 days in Palo Alto, San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Palo Alto
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Palo Alto

— 5 nights
Palo Alto is a charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States.Palo Alto was established by Leland Stanford Sr. Get in touch with nature at The Stanford Dish and Pearson-Arastradero Preserve. Appreciate the collections at Rodin Sculpture Garden and Cantor Arts Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Sawyer Camp Trail (in San Mateo) and Cowell Ranch State Beach (in Half Moon Bay). There's still lots to do: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Stanford University, examine the collection at Anderson Collection at Stanford University, steep yourself in history at Hewlett Packard Garage, and look for all kinds of wild species at Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Palo Alto online holiday planner.

Bengaluru, India to Palo Alto is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -13.5 hour difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in February, you will find days in Palo Alto are cooler (20°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in Palo Alto

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 28th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor and then immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, and then see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palo Alto to San Francisco takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Appreciate the collections at The Broad and Petersen Automotive Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Griffith Observatory. There's much more to do: get curious at California Science Center, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles route builder.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in February, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife

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