17 days in New York City, Washington DC & San Francisco Itinerary

17 days in New York City, Washington DC & San Francisco Itinerary

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17 days in New York City, Washington DC & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + bus:  18​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, and see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

New Delhi, India to New York City is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from New Delhi to New York City. Expect much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in October: highs in New York City hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC tour planning tool .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Outdoors
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 27th (Sat) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, wander the streets of Union Square, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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