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

— 5 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 Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. Do some cultural sightseeing at Montana Avenue and Rodeo Drive. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, approximately Santa Monica away. Pack the 10th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Two Rodeo Drive, stop by Amoeba Music, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles holiday planning site.

Cincinnati to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cincinnati to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Cincinnati in September, with lows around 66°F. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards) and Napa (Wine Tours & Tastings & Oxbow Public Market). There's lots more to do: visit Fisherman's Wharf, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 76°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips