10 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

10 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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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 Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. Get some cultural insight at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Petersen Automotive Museum. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Hollywood Bowl Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles visit planning site.

Washington to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 85°F and lows at 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly 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.
Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and San Francisco Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: VJB Cellars (in Kenwood) and Charles M. Schulz Museum (in Santa Rosa). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, steep yourself in history at Fort Point, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco travel route planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 76°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive back home.
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