17 days in San Francisco, Palo Alto & Los Angeles Itinerary

17 days in San Francisco, Palo Alto & Los Angeles Itinerary

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17 days in San Francisco, Palo Alto & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  23​h
1
San Francisco
— Few hours
train:  1​h
2
Palo Alto
— 8 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Bangkok

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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 1st (Fri): wander the streets of Union Square and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Bangkok, Thailand to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Bangkok to San Francisco. In March, San Francisco is colder than Bangkok - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Palo Alto.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Union Square ©
Union Square

8
nights
Palo Alto

Palo Alto ©
Muir Woods National Monument has been added to your itinerary. Visit Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Winchester Mystery House for their historical value. Shop till you drop at Carmel Art Association and Palo Alto Art Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Palo Alto: Beauregard Vineyard (in Santa Cruz), Monterey (Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe & Monterey Bay) and Point Lobos (in Carmel). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Kepler's Books, explore the world behind art at Cantor Arts Center, contemplate the long history of Filoli, and take an in-depth tour of Computer History Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Palo Alto online trip maker .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Palo Alto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Palo Alto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palo Alto

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

San Jose, Stanford, Mountain View, Monterey, Carmel
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©

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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.
Get in touch with nature at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica State Beach. The Getty Center and Hammer Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: The Disney Gallery (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Third Street Promenade). Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, shop like a local with Otis College of Art and Design Gallery, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Palo Alto to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Palo Alto in March, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive, The Disney Gallery
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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