9 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

9 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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9 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

4
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.
Attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and California Science Center make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, browse the different shops at The Grove, and browse the exhibits of La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

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New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Los Angeles, with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 59°F. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Shopping
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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