5 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

5 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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5 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
taxi + Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
+2
subway + Fly + taxi:  20​h 30​min
End: Alexandria

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally look for gifts at Whimsic Alley.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Alexandria, Egypt to Los Angeles is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Alexandria to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

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 26th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then wander the streets of Union Square. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, and finally sample the fine beverages at Hotaling & Co..

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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