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: Newark
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

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.
You've now added Montana Avenue to your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Nicholas Canyon Beach. Shop till you drop at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and The Grove. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, stop by Bergamot Station, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Newark to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in October, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 82°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Nicholas Canyon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and shop like a local with City Lights Booksellers.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 56°F. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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