8 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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8 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Exploratorium and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary maker.

Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains, Santa Monica Farmers Market, & more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, shop like a local with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation builder.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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