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.
Popular historic sites such as La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Venice Canals Walkway are in your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Griffith Observatory will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Malibu (Nicholas Canyon Beach & Zuma Beach), Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade, Montana Avenue, & more). Pack the 9th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, get curious at California Science Center, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Beverly Hills, Malibu
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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 20th (Tue): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip builder .

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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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