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

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

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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 13th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Falls Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, then ponder the world of politics at Smithsonian Institution Building, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, and finally admire the masterpieces at Renwick Gallery.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Washington DC. In November in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 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 out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Crystal Cove. Discover out-of-the-way places like Battleship USS Iowa Museum and Santa Monica Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: 26-Mile Bike Path (in Santa Monica), Newport Beach (in Newport Beach) and Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, stop by LA Farmers' Market, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and West Cliff Drive. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Lands End. Venture out of the city with trips to 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: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 64°F. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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