9 days in Washington DC & San Diego Itinerary

9 days in Washington DC & San Diego Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 3 nights
2
San Diego
— 5 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery. Do your shopping at Madame Tussauds DC and The Christmas Haus. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Shriver House Museum & Gettysburg National Military Park). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and get a sense of history and politics at Smithsonian Institution Building.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Washington DC. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, The Christmas Haus
Highlights from your plan
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Midway Museum and Mingei International Museum. Shop till you drop at Gaslamp Quarter and Spanish Village Art Center. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, pick up some local products at Liberty Public Market, view the masterpieces at Africa and Beyond, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see photos and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to San Diego in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Diego. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in November: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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