15 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Montana Avenue and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Get outdoors at Santa Monica Bay and Santa Monica State Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Beverly Hills (Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation & Rodeo Drive) and Annenberg Community Beach House (in Santa Monica). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and get curious at California Science Center.

Before you visit Los Angeles, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Washington to Los Angeles is an approximately 39-hour car ride. 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 February, expect Los Angeles to be much hotter, temps between 71°F and 51°F. On the 8th (Mon), 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.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate de Young Museum and Hess Persson Estates. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, Charles Krug Winery, &more), Point Reyes Safaris (in Point Reyes Station) and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, stroll through Sonoma Coast State Beach, and learn about winemaking at Inglenook.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.
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