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: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  25​h
1
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Bring the kids along to Getty Center The Publications and Disney California Adventure Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Griffith Observatory and Travel Town Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 16th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and take an in-depth tour of La Brea Tar Pits & Museum.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles travel itinerary creator.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Los Angeles is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Los Angeles, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Los Angeles is cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Wharf and City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and get a new perspective on nature at California Academy of Sciences.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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