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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rodeo Drive and Montana Avenue. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica Farmers Market, &more) and The Disney Gallery (in Anaheim). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, contemplate the long history of Hollyhock House, and wander the streets of Robertson Boulevard.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

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 May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can 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.
For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Union Square. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Napa (Robert Biale Vineyards & Oxbow Public Market). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, take a stroll through SoMa, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco attractions app.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, San Francisco is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.
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