10 days in San Antonio & Washington DC Itinerary

10 days in San Antonio & Washington DC Itinerary

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10 days in San Antonio & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Antonio
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
End: Washington DC

5
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Antonio: Fredericksburg (Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, National Museum of the Pacific War, & more), Austin (Texas State Capitol, The Escape Game Austin, & more) and Sister Creek Vineyards (in Sisterdale). Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Antonio. The adventure continues: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

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Washington DC to San Antonio is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Antonio, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Austin, Fredericksburg, Sister Creek Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

3
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 advice or help at Library of Congress, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from San Antonio to Washington DC in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Antonio in June: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 86°F and lows are around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
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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