13 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

13 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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13 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

9
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 Santa Monica Mountains. Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Santa Monica State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Oak Canyon Nature Center), Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign (in Santa Monica) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Pack the 16th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and identify plant and animal life at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles sightseeing planning website .

If you are flying in from Chile, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. September in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fishing Charters & Tours

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