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: Vienna
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Vienna

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Bodega Dunes and Marshall’s Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Castello di Amorosa and Madrigal Family Winery. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Ramini Mozzarella (in Tomales), Brasswood Cellars (in St. Helena) and Aptos (Rio Del Mar State Beach & Manresa State Beach). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Chinatown, kick back and relax at China Beach, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco sightseeing app .

Vienna, Austria to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Calistoga, Aptos, Brasswood Cellars, Ramini Mozzarella, Bodega Dunes
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and El Pescador State Beach. Shop till you drop at Santa Monica Farmers Market and Montana Avenue. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Nicholas Canyon Beach (in Malibu) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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