25 days in Washington DC, Las Vegas & California Itinerary

25 days in Washington DC, Las Vegas & California Itinerary

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25 days in Washington DC, Las Vegas & California Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Manchester

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC vacation planner.

Manchester, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Washington DC. Traveling from Manchester in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) 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 Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas route planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Las Vegas by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In May, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planning app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles visit planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Mammoth Lakes is known for nature, winter sports, breweries & distilleries, trails, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, Mammoth Lakes is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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