15 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 8 nights
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Los Angeles — 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Rodeo Drive. Popular historic sites such as Annenberg Community Beach House and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation (in Beverly Hills), Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and The Disney Gallery (in Anaheim). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Montana Avenue, shop like a local with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, stop by Bergamot Station, and get engrossed in the history at Japanese American National Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary planner.

Washington to Los Angeles is an approximately 39-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington in January; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 70°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for the flight to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 8 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 Jack London State Historic Park. Take a break from the city and head to Point Reyes Safaris and Tule Elk Preserve. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Alexander Valley Vineyards, &more), B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville) and Hagafen Cellars (in Napa). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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