20 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

20 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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20 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 17 nights
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Tue), have fun and explore at Exploratorium, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then kick back and relax at China Beach, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally enjoy some diversion at RocketBoat.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary builder.

Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

17
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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney, & more), Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, and explore and take pictures at Dodger Stadium.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Hermosa Beach Pier, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
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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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