12 days in New York City, Washington DC & San Francisco Itinerary

12 days in New York City, Washington DC & San Francisco Itinerary

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New York City
— 6 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights

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New York City — 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. May in New York City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly to Washington DC.
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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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC vacation planner.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.
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Museums
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San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 17th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, engage your brain at Exploratorium and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in May, with highs in San Francisco at 24°C and lows at 13°C.
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