18 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Seattle Itinerary

18 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Seattle Itinerary

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18 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  26​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Johannesburg

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 14th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Los Angeles is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and tram; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Los Angeles. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in January, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, make a trip to Golden Gate Park, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle driving holiday planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in January; daily highs in Seattle reach 10°C and lows reach 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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