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 — 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Carlsbad Village. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. Change things up with a short trip to Oceanside Pier in Oceanside (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Washington to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Washington - with highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Fort Point. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, and brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.
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