24 days in California, New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

24 days in California, New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles

— 6 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Downtown Disney District & Disney California Adventure Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, have fun and explore at Travel Town, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online journey planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. October in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

New York City

— 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Broadway as well as Times Square. There's still lots to do: stroll around Central Park, go for a walk through The High Line, admire the striking features of Chrysler Building, and don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City due to the time zone difference. In October, New York City is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 2 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.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

San Francisco

— 5 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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, get great views at Twin Peaks, and catch a live performance at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Explore Los Angeles further: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, catch a live event at Staples Center, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip maker app.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. On the 27th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.