15 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & South Lake Tahoe Itinerary

15 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & South Lake Tahoe Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs. You'll get in some beach time at Sonoma Coast State Beach and Bodega Dunes. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Moss Landing--about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco attractions planning website.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Bodega Dunes, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Santa Monica Pier and Griffith Observatory. Bring the kids along to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Disneyland Park. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Oak Canyon Nature Center). Pack the 30th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles journey site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 1st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baldwin Beach, and then stroll through Pope Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Theresa Catholic Church, admire the landmark architecture of Vikingsholm, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary app.

Getting from Los Angeles to South Lake Tahoe by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in June since evenings lows in South Lake Tahoe dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Baldwin Beach ©
Baldwin Beach
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach

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