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: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Get outdoors at Santa Monica Mountains and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Fort Funston National Park. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of SoMa (South of Market Street), and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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