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 The Getty Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and San Diego (San Diego Model Railroad Museum & Timken Museum of Art). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

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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. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 69°F and lows reach 49°F. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel 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.
Golden Gate Bridge and Mumm Napa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Trefethen Family Vineyards in Napa (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, walk around Crissy Field, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, and wander the streets of Union Square.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: highs in San Francisco hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.
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