10 days in Washington DC, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

10 days in Washington DC, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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Washington DC
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Washington DC — 1 night

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): walk around Great Falls Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, explore the historical opulence of Smithsonian Institution Building, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally explore the world behind art at Renwick Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Washington DC sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Washington DC. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step off the beaten path and head to Indian Canyons and Newport Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and 26-Mile Bike Path. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Laguna Beach (Crystal Cove & Heisler Park) and Palm Springs (Off-Road Tours & Palm Springs Art Museum). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, explore the world behind art at Bhagavad-gita Diorama-Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in November; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 76°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Alcatraz Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Lands End. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Northwood Golf Club (in Monte Rio), Santa Rosa Creek (in Santa Rosa) and Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve (in Healdsburg). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along West Cliff Drive, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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