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: Portland
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  10​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Portland

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Carpinteria State Beach and 1,000 Steps Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Clemente State Beach and Victoria Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Main Beach (in Laguna Beach), Castle Rock Trail 1W03 (in Big Bear Lake) and Salt Creek Beach (in Dana Point). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, admire all the interesting features of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and browse the collection at Los Angeles Central Library.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Portland to Los Angeles is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Portland to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in June, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 79°F and 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, San Clemente State Beach, Castle Rock Trail 1W03, Carpinteria State Beach, Salt Creek Beach
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San Clemente State Beach ©
San Clemente State Beach
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
1,000 Steps Beach ©
1,000 Steps Beach

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 4th (Thu): kick back and relax at Keller Beach Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Stinson Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Muir Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Schweiger Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Frog's Leap Winery, and finally do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey maker tool .

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Helena, Stinson Beach, Frog's Leap Winery, Muir Beach, Keller Beach Park
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Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Stinson Beach ©
Stinson Beach
Muir Beach
Muir Beach

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