15 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

15 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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15 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
End: New York City

6
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: Will Rogers State Beach and Hermosa Beach Pier. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Grove and Amoeba Music. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park), Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Zuma Beach (in Malibu). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Santa Monica Beach, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay, and get into the urban bustle at City Hall.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary planner.

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in March, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier, Zuma Beach
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Baker Beach and Sonoma Coast State Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Half Moon Bay (Half Moon Bay State Beach & Gray Whale Cove State Beach), Montara State Beach (in Montara) and Bodega Head (in Bodega Bay). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll through Fort Funston National Park, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 63°F and 46°F. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Bodega Head, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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