8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  8​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Washington DC

4
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.
Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Melrose Trading Postfor some retail therapy. Visit El Pueblo de Los Angeles and La Brea Tar Pits & Museum for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Montana Avenue in Santa Monica (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles. When traveling from Washington DC in February, plan for much warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 71°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Gamble House, Montana Avenue
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, take a stroll through Union Square, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco route planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in February: highs in San Francisco hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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