10 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

10 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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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 some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Griffith Observatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Mingei International Museum (in San Diego), Beverly Hills (Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation & Mulholland Drive) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Bhagavad-gita Diorama-Museum, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and deepen your understanding at Paley Center for Media.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip 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. In July, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Napa (Trefethen Family Vineyards & Laces and Limos). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online route planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.
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