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

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

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

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

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Spend the 10th (Fri) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, catch a ride on Cable Cars, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Dubai to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect San Francisco to be colder, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at White House, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

7
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire all the interesting features of The High Line, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

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