19 days in San Francisco, Tehachapi & Los Angeles Itinerary

19 days in San Francisco, Tehachapi & Los Angeles Itinerary

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19 days in San Francisco, Tehachapi & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  27​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Tehachapi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Johannesburg

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Muir Woods National Monument and Cable Car Museum. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online driving holiday planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to San Francisco is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 10 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Tehachapi.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

5
nights
Tehachapi

Tehachapi ©
Tehachapi is a city in Kern County, California, in the Tehachapi Mountains, at an elevation of between the San Joaquin Valley and the Mojave Desert.Tehachapi is 35mi east-southeast of Bakersfield, and west of Mojave. Step off the beaten path and head to Trona Pinnacles and Hole in the Wall. Venture out of the city with trips to Red Rock Canyon State Park (in Cantil), Brush Creek (in Kernville) and Fossil Falls (in Little Lake). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Little Petroglyph Canyon, look for all kinds of wild species at Tehachapi Mountain Park, cruise along Skyline Drive, and get a taste of life in the country at Running Horse Ranch.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tehachapi attractions tool .

Explore your travel options from San Francisco to Tehachapi with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in Tehachapi at 13°C and lows at -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Tehachapi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Brush Creek, Fossil Falls, Little Petroglyph Canyon, Trona Pinnacles, Hole in the Wall
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Trona Pinnacles ©
Trona Pinnacles
Fossil Falls ©
Fossil Falls
Red Rock Canyon State Park ©
Red Rock Canyon State Park

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, Head underground at Bronson Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Tehachapi to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tehachapi in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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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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