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: Stockholm
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Stockholm

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building will appeal to museum buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planning app .

Stockholm, Sweden to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Stockholm to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in December, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 8°C, while days are much warmer, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Santa Monica Pier. The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Hermosa Beach Pier in Hermosa Beach, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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