9 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Santa Monica Itinerary

9 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Santa Monica Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Santa Monica
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Baker Beach for some beach relaxation. Bring the kids along to Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at de Young Museum and look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Funston National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary app.

Washington DC to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco. Traveling from Washington DC in March, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 65°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip planning app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Family-friendly places like Santa Monica State Beach and 26-Mile Bike Path will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Monica: Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach) and Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, stop by Bergamot Station, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Monica trip itinerary maker tool.

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in March: highs in Santa Monica hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

On the 31st (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles holiday site.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. When traveling from Santa Monica in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 54°F at night. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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