11 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

11 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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11 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  17​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

4
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.
The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Griffith Observatory and Hammer Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Los Angeles. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Camarillo Premium Outlets, Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail and Exploratorium will thrill your kids. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bodega Head and Bodega Dunes. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery (in Santa Rosa), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in May, with highs in San Francisco at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodega Bay, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Patrick Amiot, Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery, Castello di Amorosa
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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