10 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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Los Angeles — 3 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 The Getty Center and Annenberg Community Beach House. Let the collections at Griffith Observatory and Annenberg Space for Photography capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Santa Monica Farmers Market). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, admire the masterpieces at Bhagavad-gita Diorama-Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive.

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Washington to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington to Los Angeles. Traveling from Washington in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 75°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Wharf and Musee Mecanique. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Point Reyes Safaris (in Point Reyes Station), Ladera Vineyards (in Calistoga) and VGS Chateau Potelle (in St. Helena). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, visit SoMa, and shop like a local with Union Square.

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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 May, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 69°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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