15 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard or Montana Avenue. Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Original Muscle Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica) and Deane Dana Friendship Park and Nature Center (in Rancho Palos Verdes). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, stop by Amoeba Music, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles journey maker website.

Washington DC to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in April, with highs in Los Angeles at 75°F and lows at 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Lovely Martha Sportfishing will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Guerneville (Armstrong Redwood State Reserve & Korbel Champagne Cellars) and Patrick Amiot (in Sebastopol). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with City Lights Booksellers, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
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