15 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

15 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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Los Angeles — 7 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.
Head to Annenberg Community Beach House and Rodeo Drivefor some retail therapy. Santa Monica Pier and Hollyhock House will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Malibu (Zuma Beach, Nicholas Canyon Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and don't miss a visit to Two Rodeo Drive.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip app.

Washington DC to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In July, Los Angeles is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 83°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 7 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Mecanique and Exploratorium. Venture out of the city with trips to Napa (Jarvis Estate & Laces and Limos), Patrick Amiot (in Sebastopol) and Sonoma Zipline Adventures (in Occidental). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through Union Square, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our 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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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