16 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

16 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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16 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Union Square and Twin Peaks. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Venture out of the city with trips to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Montara State Beach (in Montara). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning site .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (22°C), and nights are much colder (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

7
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.
Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Montana Avenuefor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Hermosa Beach Pier. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). Pack the 14th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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