10 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

10 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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10 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: San Francisco

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, get great views at Top of the Rock, take a stroll through Times Square, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

San Francisco to New York City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip builder website .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Washington DC sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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