24 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

24 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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24 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 21 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 20th (Sat), take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Union Square and then engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip tool .

Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. In April, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

21
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Shop till you drop at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Montana Avenue. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more), Santa Monica (Magicopolis, Bergamot Station, & more) and AllWater Charters & Boat Rentals (in Dana Point). Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manhattan Beach, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation planner .

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. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Manhattan Beach
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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