15 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

15 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 — 7 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Santa Monica Bay and Manhattan Beach. Popular historic sites such as Annenberg Community Beach House and Hollywood Forever Cemetery are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Carbon Beach (in Malibu), Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica) and Beverly Hills (Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation & Rodeo Drive). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Montana Avenue, look for gifts at Edelweiss Chocolate Factory, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planning website.

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. Traveling from Washington in February, expect Los Angeles to be much warmer, temps between 71°F and 51°F. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 7 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Bodega Head. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Darioush Wineryfor some retail therapy. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Point Reyes Safaris (in Point Reyes Station), Dutton Goldfield Winery (in Sebastopol) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Union Square, stop by SoMa, and do a tasting at Charles Krug Winery.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation maker app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in February, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive back home.
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