18 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

18 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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18 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  26​h
1
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  25​h
End: Boracay

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll through Crissy Field, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Boracay, Philippines to San Francisco is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boracay to San Francisco is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Boracay in September, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (27°C), and nights are much colder (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

7
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Change things up with a short trip to Downtown Disney in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). Pack the 21st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 35°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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