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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Do your shopping at Santa Monica Farmers Market and Hollywood & Highland. Venture out of the city with trips to Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat (in Ventura), Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Museum of Flying (in Santa Monica). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Montana Avenue, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, and see the interesting displays at Japanese American National Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles sightseeing site.

Washington DC to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in November: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 76°F and lows are around 55°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.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Fort Point. Get outdoors at Swanson Vineyards Salon and Lincoln Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: St. Helena (V. Sattui Winery, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, &more), Round Pond Estate (in Rutherford) and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville). The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Union Square, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and stop by SoMa.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 45°F. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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