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 — 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.
For shopping fun, head to Rodeo Drive or Santa Monica Farmers Market. The Getty Center and Montana Avenue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Place & Third Street Promenade). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, stop by Edelweiss Chocolate Factory, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planner.

Washington to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral for their historical value. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Napa (Oxbow Public Market & Taylor Family Vineyards) and Inglenook (in Rutherford). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at de Young Museum, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning website.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 69°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.
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