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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Safari West will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Cable Car Museum. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, pause for some photo ops at The Wave Organ, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

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New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Safari West ©
Safari West

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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles sightseeing planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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