38 days in Washington DC, Las Vegas & California Itinerary

38 days in Washington DC, Las Vegas & California Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive
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Anaheim
— 6 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Washington DC

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at White House, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

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If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Joint Base Andrews. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Las Vegas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in January: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Point Reyes Safaris (in Point Reyes Station), Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen) and Healdsburg (Sapphire Hill Winery & Alexander Valley Vineyards). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and examine the collection at Exploratorium.

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Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 8 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with a short trip to Mulholland Drive in Beverly Hills (about 30 minutes away). Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

San Diego

— 6 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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. February in San Diego sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim

— 6 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Explore Anaheim's surroundings by going to Montanez Adobe (in San Juan Capistrano), Palm Springs Air Museum (in Palm Springs) and Palm Desert (Desert Holocaust Memorial, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, &more). Have a day of magic on the 21st (Sun) at Disney California Adventure Park. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park, make an unforgettable trip to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, experience the excitement of Radiator Springs Racers, and try out the rides at Downtown Disney District.

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You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

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You can drive from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Anaheim in February; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 10°C and lows reach -9°C. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.