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.
Take a break from the city and head to Santa Monica State Beach and Original Muscle Beach. Do your shopping at Montana Avenue and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), Beverly Hills (Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation & Rodeo Drive) and Redondo Beach (in Redondo Beach). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, contemplate the long history of Hollyhock House, don't miss a visit to Two Rodeo Drive, and gain insight at Paley Center for Media.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Washington to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from Washington, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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.
Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellers. Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Sharpsteen Museum (in Calistoga), Sonoma (Schug Carneros Estate Winery & Sonoma Coast State Beach) and St. Helena (Moone Tsai Winery, Pride Mountain Vineyards, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online route planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are slightly colder, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive back home.
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