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.
Get some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Griffith Observatory. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and San Diego (Spanish Village Art Center & Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House). Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip website.

Washington to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 69°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can 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.
Get some cultural insight at Golden Gate Bridge and Mumm Napa. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Prager Winery & Port Works (in St. Helena) and Charles M. Schulz Museum (in Santa Rosa). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Nob Hill, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online road trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (59°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive back home.
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