15 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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Los Angeles — 5 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.
Shop till you drop at Montana Avenue and Rodeo Drive. Annenberg Community Beach House and Santa Monica Pier will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Santa Monica Place), Stanley Ranch Museum & Historical Village (in Garden Grove) and The Disney Gallery (in Anaheim). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, view the masterpieces at Revolver Gallery, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday builder site.

Washington DC to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in January, expect nights in Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, around 49°F, while days are much hotter, around 70°F. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 9 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 Jack London State Historic Park. Get outdoors at Point Reyes Safaris and Tule Elk Preserve. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Healdsburg (Williamson Wines Tasting Room, Sapphire Hill Winery, &more), B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (59°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
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