13 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

13 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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13 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and China Beach. Relax by the water at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online attractions planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Shopping
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Do your shopping at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Amoeba Music. Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Malibu (Nicholas Canyon Beach & Zuma Beach), Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Third Street Promenade). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, browse the different shops at The Grove, get a taste of the local shopping with Two Rodeo Drive, and get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Two Rodeo Drive, Manhattan Beach
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

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