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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mission San Juan Capistrano and Battleship USS Iowa Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Staples Center. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach), Frederick Weisman Museum of Art (in Malibu) and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, examine the collection at The Getty Center, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary 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. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Washington in January, with highs in Los Angeles at 70°F and lows at 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walt Disney Family Museum and Exploratorium. Get some cultural insight at Golden Gate Bridge and California Academy of Sciences. Venture out of the city with trips to Sacramento (California State Capitol Museum & Crocker Art Museum). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and trek along Lands End.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: highs in San Francisco hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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