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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Nicholas Canyon Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Malibu (El Pescador State Beach, Surfrider Beach, &more), Beverly Hills (Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation & Rodeo Drive) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Montana Avenue, shop like a local with Two Rodeo Drive, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (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.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Mumm Napafor some retail therapy. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Tule Elk Preserve will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: St. Helena (VGS Chateau Potelle & V. Sattui Winery), Point Reyes Safaris (in Point Reyes Station) and Napa (Silenus Winery, Hess Persson Estates, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip site.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 51°F. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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