26 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

26 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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26 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
— 23 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and finally examine the collection at Cable Car Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Union Square, get curious at Exploratorium, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in April, with highs in San Francisco at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

23
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.
Getty Center The Publications and Los Angeles County Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at The Grove and Melrose Trading Post. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo), Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Anaheim GardenWalk, & more) and Santa Monica (Ocean Avenue, Montana Avenue, & more). Pack the 12th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town Museum, listen to music at Third Street Promenade, and stop by Amoeba Music.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Pasadena, Fred Segal, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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