11 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

11 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles

— 3 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Santa Monica State Beach and Original Muscle Beach. Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign (in Santa Monica). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, have fun at California Science Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip tool.

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, you will find days in Los Angeles are much warmer (74°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sonoma Coast State Beach and Baker Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Goat Rock Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Ace It Bike Tours (in Windsor), Healdsburg (Sapphire Hill Winery & Thumbprint Cellars) and Sonoma Coast Vineyards (in Bodega Bay). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anchor Brewing Company, shop like a local with Union Square, and do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco travel route planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

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