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 — 2 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as National Museum of African American History and Culture and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, stroll through National Mall, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip builder site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Washington DC. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica State Beach and Balboa Island. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Crystal Cove. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach), San Clemente Pier (in San Clemente) and Bommer Canyon Trails (in Irvine). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Newport Beach, don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, take in the waterfront at Huntington Beach Pier, and admire the masterpieces at The Broad.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online holiday planner.

Travel from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Muir Woods National Monument and Lands End. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Boat Tours & Water Sports. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning site.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In September, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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