9 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

9 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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9 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Vancouver

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Bodega Head and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Exploratorium. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Drakes Beach, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and wander the streets of Union Square.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in April: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Bodega Head, Drakes Beach
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Step off the beaten path and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Hermosa Beach Pier in Hermosa Beach--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, examine the collection at The Grammy Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

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