15 days in San Diego & Washington DC Itinerary

15 days in San Diego & Washington DC Itinerary

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15 days in San Diego & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Durham
+2
train + subway + Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
+4
subway + bus + Fly + tram + train:  13​h 30​min
End: Durham

6
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and La Jolla Cove. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: LEGOLAND California (in Carlsbad) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the San Diego day trip site .

Durham, UK to San Diego is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Durham to San Diego, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, San Diego is somewhat warmer than Durham - with highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, LEGOLAND California
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

5
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.
Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg), Roddy Road Covered Bridge (in Thurmont) and The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring (in Sandy Spring). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Diego to Washington DC takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Roddy Road Covered Bridge, Gettysburg National Military Park, The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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