15 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

15 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Annenberg Community Beach House and Santa Monica Pier. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Rodeo Drive. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in Beverly Hills--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Two Rodeo Drive, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles journey tool.

Washington DC to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. September in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly 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 a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Mumm Napa (in Rutherford), Healdsburg (Sapphire Hill Winery & Gracianna Winery) and St. Helena (Stony Hill Vineyard, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, &more). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at de Young Museum, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and explore the world behind art at Hess Persson Estates.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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