10 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

10 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles — 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and The Broad. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Bergamot Station in Santa Monica (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles route maker tool.

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. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 82°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Walt Disney Family Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Fort Point. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Healdsburg (Gracianna Winery & Dry Creek Vineyard). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, and admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip maker.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.
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