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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Midway Museum and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Venture out of the city with trips to San Diego (Timken Museum of Art & Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House), Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Greystone Mansion and Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary website.

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. Traveling from Washington in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 69°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) 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.
Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Rutherford (Mumm Napa & Inglenook). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of Union Square, and visit Fisherman's Wharf.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco tour planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive back home.
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