9 days in Washington DC & San Diego Itinerary

9 days in Washington DC & San Diego Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Washington DC

— 3 nights
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 Smithsonian Institution Building. 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 still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Washington DC. In November in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

San Diego

— 5 nights

America's Finest City

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 Africa and Beyond. Shop till you drop at Gaslamp Quarter and Liberty Public Market. 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, sample the fine beverages at Malahat Spirits, contemplate the long history of Marston House Museum, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

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You can fly from Washington DC to San Diego in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 the flight back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

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