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: Halifax
Fly:  12​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Halifax

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Bodega Head and Sonoma Coast State Beach. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Venture out of the city with trips to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Moshin Vineyards (in Healdsburg). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, engage your brain at Exploratorium, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Halifax, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Halifax in March; daily highs in San Francisco reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sonoma Coast State Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Moshin Vineyards, Bodega Head
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Crystal Cove. Do your shopping at Montana Avenue and Third Street Promenade. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Temecula (Wilson Creek Winery, Temecula Olive Oil Company, & more), Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online travel planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Temecula, Crystal Cove, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Mission San Juan Capistrano
Highlights from your plan
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

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