7 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

7 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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7 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
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 21st (Sat), browse the different shops at The Grove, then pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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
The Grove ©
The Grove

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks for their historical value. Relax by the water at China Beach and Baker Beach. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of Union Square, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary builder.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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