6 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

6 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

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6 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & San Francisco Itinerary

Shanghai
Fly:  17​h
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Shanghai

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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 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, stop by Bergamot Station, then browse the different shops at The Grove, then stop by Guitar Center, and finally look for gifts at Amoeba Music. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, stop by Hollywood & Highland, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Third Street Promenade.

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Shanghai, China to Los Angeles is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Shanghai to Los Angeles. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Shanghai in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

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Shopping Nightlife Neighborhoods

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Santa Monica
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Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier

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San Diego

San Diego
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
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Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in San Diego, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

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Maritime Museum of San Diego
Maritime Museum of San Diego

2
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then look for gifts at Beard Papa's, and finally wander the streets of Union Square.

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Getting from San Diego to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, San Francisco is a bit cooler than San Diego - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
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Alcatraz Island

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