13 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Irvine Itinerary

13 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Irvine Itinerary

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13 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Irvine Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Irvine
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Santiago

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal CityWalk Hollywood. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Universal CityWalk Hollywood.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planner .

Santiago, Chile to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Universal CityWalk Hollywood ©
Universal CityWalk Hollywood

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lombard Street, Cable Cars, Golden Gate Park, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Union Square and Alcatraz Island. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip tool .

Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 17°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Union Square ©
Union Square

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
You've added Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Enjoy Los Angeles some more: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach and take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online tour planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Irvine.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Madame Tussauds Hollywood ©
Madame Tussauds Hollywood

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day
Irvine

Irvine ©
Irvine is a city in Orange County, California, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Irvine Spectrum Center as well as Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial and then browse the different shops at Irvine Spectrum Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Irvine day trip tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Irvine in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Irvine

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Irvine Spectrum Center ©
Irvine Spectrum Center

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Grove as well as Malibu Pier. On the 19th (Wed), get behind the scenes with Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then don't miss a visit to Malibu Pier.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from Irvine to Los Angeles by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Malibu Pier, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
Highlights from your plan
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway

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