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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San Francisco
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Los Angeles — 5 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 Santa Monica Pier. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: San Diego (Spanish Village Art Center & Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House), Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Washington to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. In December, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Washington - with highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Mumm Napa. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga, approximately Calistoga away. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.
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