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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and Oxnard Beach Park. You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Annenberg Community Beach House. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat (in Ventura) and Beverly Hills (Rodeo Drive & Mulholland Drive). There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at GRAMMY Museum, kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning tool.

Washington DC to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Los Angeles, with lows of 66°F. On the 19th (Wed), 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.
For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Union Square. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Point Reyes Safaris. Venture out of the city with trips to Tule Elk Preserve (in Point Reyes National Seashore), Napa (Baldacci Family Vineyards, Hess Persson Estates, &more) and Healdsburg (Geyser Peak Winery, Alexander Valley Vineyards, &more). And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at Exploratorium, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, stop by The Castro, and explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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