16 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

16 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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16 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 12 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

12
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Third Street Promenade and Montana Avenue. Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica Mountains and Oak Canyon Nature Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & The Disney Gallery), Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and AllWater Charters & Boat Rentals (in Dana Point). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Ontario International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, Rodeo Drive, AllWater Charters & Boat Rentals
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Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 2nd (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Exploratorium and then kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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