22 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

22 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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22 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly:  18​h
1
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Queenstown

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at China Beach and Alcatraz Island. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Wharf and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa), Schramsberg Vineyards (in Calistoga) and St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & V. Sattui Winery). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, wander the streets of Union Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rockaway Beach, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning tool .

Queenstown, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 20 hours. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Helena, Rockaway Beach, Wine Tours & Tastings, Rodeo Beach, Point Isabel
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

10
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.
Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), San Buenaventura State Beach (in Ventura) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Will Rogers State Beach, make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall, enjoy the sand and surf at Cabrillo Beach, and get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online route maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, San Buenaventura State Beach, Manhattan Beach, Victoria Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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