6 days in Washington DC, California & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

6 days in Washington DC, California & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to London

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Washington DC

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Washington Monument as well as White House. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum and then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

London, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from London in April, things will get a bit warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parachute Center. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip tool.

Getting from Washington DC to San Francisco by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: 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. In April, daytime highs in San Francisco are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Side Trip

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bright Angel Trail as well as Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 13th (Fri), hike along Bright Angel Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around -3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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California travel guide

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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.