8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h
2
Santa Monica
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  5​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Washington DC
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read New Orleans trip tool .

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to New Orleans is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Santo Domingo to New Orleans is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

1
day
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Santa Monica holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Santa Monica takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and tram; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Santa Monica. Traveling from New Orleans in August, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Monica: highs are around 28°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Los Angeles
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Marshall’s Beach, then shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, then take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, and finally wander the streets of Union Square.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online day trip planner .

Getting from Santa Monica to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Santa Monica in August, San Francisco is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

1
day
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.
On the 25th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Washington DC travel itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Washington DC by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get a bit warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

2
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.
On the 26th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue and then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

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Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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