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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Midway Museum and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and San Diego (San Diego Model Railroad Museum & Timken Museum of Art). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, and get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel app.

Washington to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 69°F and lows at 49°F. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 4th (Tue).
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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.
Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Mumm Napa (in Rutherford) and Trefethen Family Vineyards (in Napa). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco 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 January, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (59°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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