15 days in San Francisco, Sacramento & Los Angeles Itinerary

15 days in San Francisco, Sacramento & Los Angeles Itinerary

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15 days in San Francisco, Sacramento & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sacramento
— 1 night
Fly + foot:  4​h
3
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Madrid

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Rockaway Beach (in Pacifica). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary site .

Madrid, Spain to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Madrid in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Rockaway Beach
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Effie Yeaw Nature Center.

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Getting from San Francisco to Sacramento by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sacramento, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sacramento

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Effie Yeaw Nature Center
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Effie Yeaw Nature Center ©
Effie Yeaw Nature Center
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

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.
Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, browse the different shops at The Grove, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles journey builder .

Getting from Sacramento to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Sacramento in August, plan for slightly colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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