20 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

20 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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20 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 16 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

16
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.
Shop till you drop at Camarillo Premium Outlets and LA Farmers' Market. Get in touch with nature at Crystal Cove and Seal Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Skyrose Chapel (in Whittier), Newport Beach (Newport Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more) and Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, explore the world behind art at The Broad, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip tool .

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In July in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Monica, Malibu, Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, hike along Lands End, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks. On the next day, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, kick back and relax at Stinson Beach, and then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Stinson Beach, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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