16 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

16 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California visit planner

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 13 nights

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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and then explore the activities along San Francisco Bay. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco attractions planning website.

Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Los Angeles

— 13 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Dana Point Harbor. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: San Clemente Pier (in San Clemente), Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 5th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Heisler Park, kick back and relax at Crystal Cove, take a leisurely stroll along Huntington Beach Pier, and browse the collection at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool.

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 September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips