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: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lombard Street, Union Square, Chinatown, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as VJB Cellars and Crissy Field. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Baker Beach and Ocean Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Healdsburg (Healdsburg Plaza, Stephen & Walker Winery, & more), Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena) and Kunde Family Winery (in Kenwood). There's much more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Fort Point, sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company, work some fitness into your day at Golden Gate Promenade, and wander the streets of Russian Hill.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning app .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Napa, Healdsburg, Kenwood, Pride Mountain Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Stephen & Walker Winery ©
Stephen & Walker Winery
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

8
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.
Relax by the water at Little Corona Beach and Oceanside Strand. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Swami's Beach and Marina Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Huntington Dog Beach (in Huntington Beach), Harbor Beach (in Oceanside) and Laguna Beach (Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Main Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Salt Creek Beach, make a trip to The Chandelier Tree, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and do a tasting at San Antonio Winery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles journey planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Oceanside, Newport Beach, Huntington Dog Beach, Salt Creek Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Corona Beach ©
Little Corona Beach
Swami's Beach ©
Swami's Beach
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

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