15 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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.
For shopping fun, head to Two Rodeo Drive or Annenberg Community Beach House. The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Beverly Hills (Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Rodeo Drive, &more) and Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

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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 difference when traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.
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Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches
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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.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Point Reyes Safaris. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Oxbow Public Market. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards & VGS Chateau Potelle), Paradise Ridge Winery (in Santa Rosa) and Inglenook (in Rutherford). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, get curious at Exploratorium, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Museums · Wineries · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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