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.
Take a break from the city and head to Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Oxnard Beach Park (in Oxnard) and Santa Monica (Museum of Flying, Santa Monica Farmers Market, &more). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Montana Avenue, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, and see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in November; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 76°F and lows reach 55°F. On the 25th (Wed), 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.
For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Ferry Building Marketplace. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Rutherford (Swanson Vineyards Salon & Round Pond Estate), Calistoga (Madrigal Family Winery & Clos Pegase Winery) and Yountville (Cliff Lede Vineyards & Cosentino Winery). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning website.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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