8 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

8 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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8 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Toronto

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Getty Center Publications. Visiting Santa Monica Beach and Will Rogers State Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Toronto in March, expect Los Angeles to be much hotter, temps between 26°C and 13°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica State Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Wharf and Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through SoMa (South of Market Street), get curious at The Exploratorium, explore the wide array of goods at Nordstrom, and stroll through Lincoln Park.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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