15 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

15 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Take a break from the city and head to Santa Monica State Beach and Zuma Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills), Nicholas Canyon Beach (in Malibu) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Farmers Market). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, make a trip to Montana Avenue, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planner.

Washington DC to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, Los Angeles is slightly colder at night with lows of 66°F. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Escape the urban bustle at Sonoma Zipline Adventures and Bodega Dunes. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Siduri Wines (in Santa Rosa) and Napa (Baldacci Family Vineyards, Hess Persson Estates, &more). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Exploratorium, wander the streets of Union Square, and admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
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