12 days in San Francisco & Washington DC Itinerary

12 days in San Francisco & Washington DC Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Twin Peaks. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Sonoma). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, visit Fisherman's Wharf, stroll through Alcatraz Island, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In June in San Francisco, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oriole Park at Camden Yards and National Mall. Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center (in Gettysburg) and Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC tour planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Washington DC takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC. In June, Washington DC is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Skyline Drive
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Oriole Park at Camden Yards ©
Oriole Park at Camden Yards

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