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: San Francisco
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
End: San Francisco

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour planner.

San Francisco to Los Angeles is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Zuma Beach
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at California State Railroad Museum and Exploratorium. Visit Limantour Beach and Bodega Head for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Bolinas Beach (in Bolinas). There's much more to do: stroll through San Gregorio State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 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 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Drakes Beach, California State Railroad Museum, Bolinas Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Limantour Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

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