15 days in Washington DC & San Francisco Itinerary

15 days in Washington DC & San Francisco Itinerary

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15 days in Washington DC & San Francisco Itinerary

London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

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Washington DC

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tidal Basin and Theodore Roosevelt Island Park. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Bloomery Plantation Distillery in Charles Town, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC itinerary builder.

London, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Washington DC, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Washington DC is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bloomery Plantation Distillery, Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
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Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Bloomery Plantation Distillery
Bloomery Plantation Distillery

7
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to San Francisco takes 7 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. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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