10 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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.
Get some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Santa Monica Pier. Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and San Diego Museum of Art (in San Diego). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, find something for the whole family at Pacific Park, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online travel planner.

Washington to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.
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Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.
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Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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