15 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

15 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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Los Angeles — 5 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.
Visit Zuma Beach and Nicholas Canyon Beach for some beach relaxation. Visit Annenberg Community Beach House and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park for their historical value. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills) and El Pescador State Beach (in Malibu). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planning site.

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 July, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 83°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 9 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Mecanique and Exploratorium. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Graton Gallery (in Graton), Santa Rosa (Paradise Ridge Winery, Safari West, &more) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, sample some tasty brews at Ace It Bike Tours, and take a stroll through Union Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the 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. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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