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: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

8
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.
Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Annenberg Space for Photography. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (The Disney Gallery, Oak Canyon Nature Center, & more). There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online sightseeing planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Two Rodeo Drive
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Let the collections at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique capture your imagination. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Sonoma Coast State Beach in Sonoma--about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Union Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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