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: Sao Paulo
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Fort Funston National Park and Sonoma Coast State Beach for some beach relaxation. Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve in Guerneville, about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Union Square, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and enjoy the sea views from Fort Point.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel route builder app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Sonoma Coast State Beach
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach), Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center & Disneyland Park) and Virga Gallery (in Laguna Beach). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santa Monica Mountains, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, view the masterpieces at Hammer Museum, and take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles attractions site .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Virga Gallery
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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