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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Mission San Juan Capistrano. Explore hidden gems such as The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Old Town Temecula. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Wilson Creek Winery (in Temecula) and Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Broad, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planning app.

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, expect nights in Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, around 54°F, while days are much warmer, around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight 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 Wine Tours & Tastings and San Francisco Bay. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and de Young Museum. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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