8 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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8 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Drive:  47​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  41​h
End: Orlando

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 4th (Sat), make a trip to Lombard Street, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker .

Orlando to San Francisco is an approximately 47-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Orlando in May; daily highs in San Francisco reach 69°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find maps and more tourist information, read Los Angeles attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. In May, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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