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

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

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, get answers to all your questions at Sausalito Ice House Visitors Center, don't miss a visit to Coit Tower, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco tour planning app.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You've added Brooklyn Bridge, O'Hara's Restaurant & Pub, Brookfield Place, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In December, New York City is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Events

Washington DC

— 3 nights
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've added John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Georgetown, The Pentagon, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly; or drive. In January in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Your list of things to see and do now includes Chrysler Building, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Bryant Park, and other attractions. Enjoy New York City some more: go for a walk through Central Park, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City tour planning website.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Washington DC in January since evenings lows in New York City dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation builder app.

Getting from New York City to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in January: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 9°C. On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors