12 days in Malibu, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

12 days in Malibu, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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1
Malibu
— 2 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights

2
nights
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Zuma Beach has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, examine the collection at Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach, and finally kick back and relax at El Matador State Beach. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Cove, thenlearn about winemaking at Malibu Family Wines, thenget your bearings at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Paramount Ranch.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Malibu road trip site.

Los Angeles to Malibu is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. In May, daytime highs in Malibu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Paramount Ranch
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Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum ©
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

6
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.
LEGOLAND California has been added to your itinerary. Visit Santa Monica Bay and Santa Monica State Beach for some beach relaxation. Head to Montana Avenue and Third Street Promenadefor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, shop like a local with The Grove, and admire the masterpieces at Hammer Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder website.

You can drive from Malibu to Los Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and tram. In May, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, LEGOLAND California
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alcatraz Island as well as Golden Gate Bridge. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Fort Funston National Park, and then get great views at Twin Peaks.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco tour planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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