26 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

26 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 22 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles

— 22 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Crystal Cove and Manhattan Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Victoria Gardens (in Rancho Cucamonga), James Turrell Skyspace (in Claremont) and Ontario Mills (in Ontario). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Newport Beach, shop like a local with The Grove, learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, and get some fabulous bargains at Camarillo Premium Outlets.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. December in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, then visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and finally steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

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