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

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

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

New Delhi
Fly:  19​h
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h
New Delhi

5
days
Washington DC

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC vacation planner.

New Delhi, India to Washington DC is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in October, expect nights in Washington DC to be slightly colder, around 14°C, while days are cooler, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art
The White House

4
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 12th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and don't miss a visit to Sunset Boulevard.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel itinerary creator.

You can fly from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications

6
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary builder.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf

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