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.
The Getty Center and Craft Contemporary will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Third Street Promenadefor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market & Santa Monica Mountains) and Nicholas Canyon Beach (in Malibu). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Montana Avenue, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Washington DC to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in April, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 75°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough 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.
For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Breathless Sparkling Wines (in Healdsburg) and Guerneville (Armstrong Redwood State Reserve & Korbel Champagne Cellars). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, wander the streets of SoMa, and admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 69°F and lows about 53°F. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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