32 days in Washington DC & San Diego Itinerary

32 days in Washington DC & San Diego Itinerary

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32 days in Washington DC & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
train + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Washington DC
— 15 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 15 nights
Fly + train:  16​h 30​min
End: Dusseldorf

15
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 out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Baltimore (The Walters Art Museum, Horseshoe Casino, & more), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship (in Purcellville). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Washington DC is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dusseldorf to Washington DC is minus 6 hours. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Baltimore, Arlington, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Frederick
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

15
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside), Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Splitsville, & more). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, stroll through La Jolla Cove, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Washington DC to San Diego in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect San Diego to be a bit warmer, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Coronado, Encinitas, Oceanside Pier, Atlantis Play Center
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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