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.
Visit Annenberg Community Beach House and Avila Adobe for their historical value. Visiting Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat and Santa Monica Bay will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Oxnard Beach Park (in Oxnard) and Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, stop by Edelweiss Chocolate Factory, gain insight at Paley Center for Media, and kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip maker 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. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect little chillier with lows of 66°F in Los Angeles. On the 1st (Tue), 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.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs. Step out of the city life by going to Point Reyes Safaris and Tule Elk Preserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Napa (Hess Persson Estates & Hendry Ranch Wines), Three Sticks Wines (in Sonoma) and Honig Vineyard & Winery (in Rutherford). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Union Square, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and visit Fisherman's Wharf.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 76°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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