9 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

9 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and South Carlsbad State Beach. Popular historic sites such as Italian American Museum of Los Angeles and Our Lady Queen of Angels are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Laguna Beach (Heisler Park & Crystal Cove), Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and Newport Beach (in Newport Beach). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Broad, enjoy some diversion at California Science Center, learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles. Traveling from New York City in February, things will get much hotter in Los Angeles: highs are around 71°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Lands End. Relax by the water at Mavericks and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Dedicate the 11th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and expand your understanding of the military at Fort Point.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online travel route planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 48°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips