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: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Fort Funston National Park and Sonoma Coast State Beach for some beach relaxation. Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, get curious at Exploratorium, and wander the streets of Union Square.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Sonoma Coast State Beach
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Annenberg Community Beach House and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica State Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Farmers Market). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, and shop like a local with Montana Avenue.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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