18 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

18 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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18 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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

14
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 some historical perspective at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point), Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade, Montana Avenue, & more) and Pacific Marine Mammal Center (in Laguna Beach). Have a day of magic on the 27th (Mon) at Disneyland Park. Pack the 31st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, identify plant and animal life at Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park, and take a peaceful walk through Oak Canyon Nature Center.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Devil's Punchbowl, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium, then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and then wander the streets of Union Square.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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