31 days in San Francisco & Washington DC Itinerary

31 days in San Francisco & Washington DC Itinerary

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31 days in San Francisco & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Gothenburg
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 18 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Washington DC
— 10 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Gothenburg

18
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Castello di Amorosa and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Exploratorium and California State Railroad Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: The Artery (in Davis), Old Sacramento (in Sacramento) and AERENA Galleries & Gardens (in St. Helena). Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Presidio of San Francisco. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, enjoy the sand and surf at Bodega Dunes, and take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Gothenburg, Sweden to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Gothenburg to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Gothenburg, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sacramento, Sebastopol, Santa Rosa, Bodega Bay, Jenner
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

10
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Arlington National Cemetery. Appreciate the collections at National Air and Space Museum and R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park), Trinity Episcopal Church (in Upperville) and Gettysburg (Jennie Wade House & Gettysburg National Cemetery). Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. On the 3rd (Wed), spend a day delving into the history of Antietam National Battlefield. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and take in the exciting artwork at North End Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Washington DC takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC is 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Trinity Episcopal Church, The Arts Center in Orange, R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery
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