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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Battleship USS Iowa Museum and The Broad. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hollywood Bowl Museum and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to The Getty Villa (in Malibu), San Clemente Pier (in San Clemente) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall, and examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip website.

Washington to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Explore hidden gems such as San Francisco Bay and Musee Mecanique. Dedicate the 17th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, and trek along Lands End.

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

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive back home.
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