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

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

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

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Drive:  25 h 30 min
1
Palo Alto
— 5 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Bengaluru

5
nights
Palo Alto

Palo Alto ©
Appreciate the collections at Rodin Sculpture Garden and Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia. Step out of the city life by going to Cowell Ranch State Beach and Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge. Change things up with a short trip to Sawyer Camp Trail in San Mateo (about 32 minutes away).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Palo Alto trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Palo Alto is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Palo Alto due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in February: highs in Palo Alto hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 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

Side Trips

Stanford, Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge, Sunnyvale Bay Trail, Cowell Ranch State Beach, Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia
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Pearson-Arastradero Preserve ©
Pearson-Arastradero Preserve
Rodin Sculpture Garden ©
Rodin Sculpture Garden

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
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 find ratings, photos, more things to do, 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 Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Legion of Honor ©
Legion of Honor

3
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 inner history buff will appreciate Hollywood Walk of Fame and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Broad and California Science Center. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in February, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Norton Simon Museum
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The Broad ©
The Broad
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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