10 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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Los Angeles — 4 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Midway Museum and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to San Diego (San Diego Model Railroad Museum & Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA)) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, cruise along Mulholland Drive, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Washington to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington to Los Angeles. In December, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Washington - with highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Mumm Napa. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga, approximately Calistoga away. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, visit Fisherman's Wharf, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and shop like a local with Union Square.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (59°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.
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