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.
Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and The Grovefor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Montana Avenue and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Farmers Market, & more), Nicholas Canyon Beach (in Malibu) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 16th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Anaheim, Nicholas Canyon Beach, Robertson Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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 27th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, and then wander the streets of Union Square.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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