10 days in California, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Irvine
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Los Angeles
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Washington DC
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New York City
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San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning site.

Indore, India to San Francisco is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13.5 hours traveling from Indore to San Francisco. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Indore in May, with highs in San Francisco at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Irvine.
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Irvine — 1 night

Irvine is a city in Orange County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art, walk around Brown's Park, then walk around Heisler Park, and finally stroll around Crescent Bay Point Park.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Irvine road trip planning website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Irvine in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, Irvine is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at The Getty Center and then make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planner.

Drive from Irvine to Los Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Washington DC.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Los Angeles to Washington DC by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
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New York City — 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 8th (Mon), go for a walk through Central Park and then take in the pleasant sights at The High Line. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): visit Times Square, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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