8 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

8 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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8 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Newark

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Carpinteria State Beach and Zuma Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Bart's Books (in Ojai) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, browse the exhibits of La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles attractions planning site .

Newark to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Carpinteria State Beach, Zuma Beach, Bart's Books, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
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 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and then stroll through Limantour Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Twin Peaks, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Limantour Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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