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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Battleship USS Iowa Museum and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Santa Monica to see 26-Mile Bike Path about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hollywood Bowl Museum, explore the world behind art at Bhagavad-gita Diorama-Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

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. In July in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) 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 Alcatraz Island and Musee Mecanique. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Exploratorium. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.
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