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.
Get some historical perspective at Annenberg Community Beach House and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Montana Avenue. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Beverly Hills (Rodeo Drive & Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Two Rodeo Drive, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip 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. In September in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 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 Exploratorium. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Union Square. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: St. Helena (Stony Hill Vineyard, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, &more), Mumm Napa (in Rutherford) and Healdsburg (Sapphire Hill Winery & Gracianna Winery). The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at de Young Museum, take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and learn about winemaking at Trefethen Family Vineyards.

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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