8 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

8 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California tour planner

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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get in on the family fun at Pacific Park, stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

Chicago to Los Angeles is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games · Beaches

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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and take some stellar pictures from Battery Spencer.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planning site.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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