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

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

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

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Crissy Field, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco holiday planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): do a tasting at Rancho Sisquoc Winery, then do a tasting at Foxen Vineyard & Winery, and then do a tasting at Presqu'ile Winery.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Maria sightseeing planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Maria in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Wineries
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Rancho Sisquoc Winery ©
Rancho Sisquoc Winery
Foxen Vineyard & Winery ©
Foxen Vineyard & Winery
Presqu'ile Winery ©
Presqu'ile Winery

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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier will thrill your kids. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 27th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online holiday planner .

Drive from Santa Maria to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Santa Maria in April, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Childrens Museums 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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