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.
Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Surfrider Beach. Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Venture out of the city with trips to Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica), Malibu (Carbon Beach, Zuma Beach, &more) and Beverly Hills (Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation & Rodeo Drive). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Montana Avenue, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other 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. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In October, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F. On the 16th (Fri), 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.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Mumm Napa and Asian Art Museum. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Point Reyes Safaris (in Point Reyes Station), Napa (JaM Cellars, Reid Family Vineyards, &more) and Bell Wine Cellars (in Yountville). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, take a stroll through Union Square, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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