30 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

30 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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30 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 26 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

26
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. You'll explore and learn at SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Musee Mecanique. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Martin Griffin Preserve (in Stinson Beach), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Santa Rosa (Safari West & Charles M. Schulz Museum). Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Presidio of San Francisco. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning website .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Napa, Calistoga, Santa Rosa, Marin Headlands, Drakes Estero
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), examine the collection at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, steep yourself in history at Hollyhock House, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online route planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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