10 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

10 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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10 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get some cultural insight at Mission San Juan Capistrano and Old Town Temecula. Escape the urban bustle at Crystal Cove and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take an in-depth tour of Skirball Cultural Center, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning website .

If you are flying in from China, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. January in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Old Town Temecula, Crystal Cove
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Natural Bridges State Beach. California State Railroad Museum and Exploratorium will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Kenwood (B. Wise Vineyards & VJB Cellars). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenwood, Natural Bridges State Beach, California State Railroad Museum
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:
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VJB Cellars ©
VJB Cellars
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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