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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Battleship USS Iowa Museum and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hollywood Bowl Museum and The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to The Getty Villa (in Malibu), San Clemente Pier (in San Clemente) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Broad, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles attractions 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. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like San Francisco Bay and Legion of Honor. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Walt Disney Family Museum. Dedicate the 17th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Lands End, stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip site.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.
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