13 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Washington DC Itinerary

13 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Washington DC Itinerary

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13 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). Pack the 3rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): have fun and explore at Exploratorium, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden. Keep things going the next day: get curious at California Academy of Sciences, then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary site .

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC journey maker site .

You can fly from San Francisco to Washington DC in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC is 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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