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: Charlotte
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Beer Tastings & Tours. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Armstrong Redwood State Reserve in Guerneville, approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, walk around Golden Gate Park, immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning tool .

Charlotte to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In May, San Francisco is little chillier than Charlotte - with highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Beer Tastings & Tours
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

3
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 28th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and then examine the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Heisler Park, then learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation tool .

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

26-Mile Bike Path, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Heisler Park
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