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.
Greystone Mansion and Park and Venice Canals Walkway will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Two Rodeo Drive or The Grove. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

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Washington DC to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 69°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for 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.
Let the collections at Mumm Napa and Musee Mecanique capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Swanson Vineyards Salon (in Rutherford), VGS Chateau Potelle (in St. Helena) and Sonoma Coast Vineyards (in Bodega Bay). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 45°F. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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