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: Montevideo
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Montevideo

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 in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to Third Street Promenade and Mission San Juan Capistrano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo), Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach) and Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, stop by The Last Bookstore, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Montevideo, Uruguay to Los Angeles is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Montevideo to Los Angeles. Traveling from Montevideo in December, things will get a bit cooler in Los Angeles: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Crystal Cove, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Ventura Pier and Promenade
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Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ferry Building Marketplace and California Academy of Sciences. California State Railroad Museum and Exploratorium will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Sacramento (Old Sacramento & Evangeline's). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, take a stroll through Union Square, and see the interesting displays at The Walt Disney Family Museum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sacramento
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Get outdoors at Crystal Cove and El Matador State Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ventura Harbor Village and Universal CityWalk. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to The Getty Villa (in Malibu) and Irvine Spectrum Center (in Irvine). Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. See some other sides of Los Angeles: make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, stop by The Original Farmers Market, and revel in the low prices at Citadel Outlets.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Malibu, Crystal Cove, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Norton Simon Museum, Irvine Spectrum Center
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Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

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