43 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

43 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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43 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 21 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 20 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Ocean Park Library, Santa Monica Farmers Market, & more), Malibu (Malibu Lagoon State Beach & El Matador State Beach) and Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Adventure City, & more). Pack the 31st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, engage your brain at California Science Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles attractions planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. In December, Los Angeles is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Malibu, Newport Beach, Star Eco Station
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

20
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Museum of International Propaganda (in San Rafael), Beringer Vineyards (in St. Helena) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Twin Peaks.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Berkeley, Muir Woods National Monument, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Beringer Vineyards, Pixie Woods - Louis Park
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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