9 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Los Angeles Itinerary

9 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Los Angeles Itinerary

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9 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: San Jose

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip site .

San Jose, Costa Rica to San Francisco is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Jose to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Jose in January, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). Pack the 14th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, watch a film at California Science Center, examine the collection at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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