13 days in California, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
San Diego
— 2 nights
Washington DC
— 3 nights
New York City
— 3 nights


Los Angeles — 2 nights

City of Angels

Bring the kids along to Santa Monica Pier and Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get in on the family fun at Pacific Park, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip app.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Los Angeles is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Los Angeles is minus 15 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.
Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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San Diego — 2 nights

America's Finest City

Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Adventure
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Washington DC — 3 nights

Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get lost in a book at Library of Congress, and pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC tour itinerary maker app.

You can fly from San Diego to Washington DC in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.
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New York City — 3 nights

Big Apple

Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and 9/11 Memorial. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, go for a walk through The High Line, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip builder.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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California travel guide

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.