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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Paley Center for Media. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills), Marina Beach (in Marina del Rey) and Annenberg Community Beach House (in Santa Monica). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, shop like a local with Two Rodeo Drive, and admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online vacation planner.

Washington DC to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles. Expect slightly colder evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) 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.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique capture your imagination. Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery (in Santa Rosa), Napa (Robert Biale Vineyards, Hess Persson Estates, &more) and St. Helena (V. Sattui Winery, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, &more). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker app.

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 slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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