17 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

17 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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17 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 13 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

13
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Get some historical perspective at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Oceanside (Oceanside Pier & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Temecula (Wilson Creek Winery, Peltzer Winery, & more). Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire all the interesting features of Running Horse Ranch, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and shop like a local with Hammer Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour planner .

If you are flying in from Qatar, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In March in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Temecula, Oceanside, Laguna Beach, Tehachapi
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Castello di Amorosa
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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