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 — 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 a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Rodeo Drive. Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Santa Monica Farmers Marketfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: The Disney Gallery (in Anaheim) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, examine the collection at Hollyhock House, and shop like a local with Hammer Museum.

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Washington to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (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.
Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge will appeal to history buffs. Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: VGS Chateau Potelle (in St. Helena) and Napa (Oxbow Public Market & Domaine Carneros). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor.

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Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive back home.
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