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: Dubai
Fly:  19​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Dubai

3
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 18th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, get curious at Exploratorium, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online tour planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Dubai to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in October, things will get cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disney California Adventure Park about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 32°C and lows at 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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