14 days in New York City, Washington DC & California's Central Coast Itinerary

14 days in New York City, Washington DC & California's Central Coast Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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San Luis Obispo
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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New York City

— 4 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 museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to 9/11 Memorial, wander the streets of Times Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City online trip itinerary builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Dubai to New York City. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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Washington DC

— 4 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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary app.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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San Luis Obispo

— 2 nights
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. state of California, located roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast. On the 11th (Mon), explore and take pictures at Highway 1 Discovery Route, then surround yourself with nature on Stepladder Ranch & Creamery, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, stroll through Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail and then awaken your taste buds at Central Coast Food and Wine Tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Luis Obispo day trip website.

Getting from Washington DC to San Luis Obispo by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Luis Obispo. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in San Luis Obispo reach 31°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Outdoors · Tours · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Santa Barbara

— 2 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 13th (Wed), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then do a tasting at Jaffurs Wine Cellars.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Luis Obispo in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
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