11 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

11 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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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 Santa Monica Pier. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). Pack the 10th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Two Rodeo Drive, shop like a local with The Grove, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and stop by Amoeba Music.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online road trip planner.

Cincinnati to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cincinnati to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Cincinnati in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 66°F in Los Angeles. 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 Golden Gate Bridge. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor 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: stop by Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of SoMa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 76°F and lows are around 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