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 Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Surfrider Beach. Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Malibu (Carbon Beach, El Pescador State Beach, &more), Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Santa Monica Farmers Market) and Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Montana Avenue, see the interesting displays at Paley Center for Media, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary website.

Washington DC to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 82°F and lows at 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the flight 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 City Lights Booksellersfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Napa (Hess Persson Estates & Trahan Winery), St. Helena (V. Sattui Winery, VGS Chateau Potelle, &more) and Rutherford (Mumm Napa & Inglenook). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, shop like a local with Union Square, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco route maker website.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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