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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and The Broad. Get some cultural insight at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip tool.

Washington to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 82°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Wine Tours & Tastings. Step off the beaten path and head to Dry Creek Vineyard and Fort Point. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Dutton Goldfield Winery (in Sebastopol) and Charles M. Schulz Museum (in Santa Rosa). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.
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