7 days in San Francisco, South Lake Tahoe & Los Angeles Itinerary

7 days in San Francisco, South Lake Tahoe & Los Angeles Itinerary

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7 days in San Francisco, South Lake Tahoe & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Napa Valley Wine Country Tours, Painted Ladies, Lombard Street, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally catch a live performance at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, make a trip to Lombard Street, contemplate the long history of Painted Ladies, then take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and finally take a stroll through Union Square.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco tour itinerary planner .

Philadelphia to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to San Francisco. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 55°F. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Nature

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Napa Valley Wine Country Tours
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are slightly colder (41°F). On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trips

Emerald Bay State Park, Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

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.
To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from South Lake Tahoe to Los Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June, plan for much hotter nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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