15 days in Washington DC, Las Vegas & California Itinerary

15 days in Washington DC, Las Vegas & California Itinerary

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15 days in Washington DC, Las Vegas & California Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
+4
train + tram + Fly + bus + subway:  13​h 15​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, ponder the world of politics at White House, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train, flight, bus, and subway. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Washington DC is minus 5 hours. While traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally get your game on at The Roller Coaster. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then get your game on at Wreck Room.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip app .

You can fly from Washington DC to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

3
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 The Getty Center. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
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 20th (Thu): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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