12 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

12 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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12 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Miami

4
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 Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround as well as Golden Gate Bridge. Take a break from the city and head to Fort Funston National Park and Marin Headlands. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and The Embarcadero. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, see the interesting displays at San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building, admire all the interesting features of Twin Peaks, and enjoy the sea views from Fort Point.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip site .

Miami to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Miami in April, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center & Disneyland Park), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, and explore the stunning scenery at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planning tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 75°F. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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