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 Hollywood Bowl Museum. Get some cultural insight at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Broad, examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

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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. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 85°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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 VJB Cellars are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and California Academy of Sciences. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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