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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Malibu (El Matador State Beach, Nicholas Canyon Beach, &more) and Beverly Hills (Rodeo Drive & Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, and stop by Edelweiss Chocolates.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for the flight 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Swanson Vineyards Salon. Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Sharpsteen Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Beaulieu Vineyard (in Rutherford), St. Helena (Beringer Vineyards, Modus Operandi Cellars, &more) and Healdsburg (Simi Winery, Sapphire Hill Winery, &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Union Square, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 76°F and 58°F. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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