5 days in Oakland, Louisville & Washington DC Itinerary

5 days in Oakland, Louisville & Washington DC Itinerary

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5 days in Oakland, Louisville & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
bus:  15​min
1
Oakland
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Louisville
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: San Francisco

1
day
Oakland

Oakland ©
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): deepen your understanding at University of California, Berkeley, then explore the galleries of Lawrence Hall of Science, and then stroll around Redwood Regional Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Oakland tour itinerary planner .

San Francisco to Oakland is an approximately half hour bus ride. You can also take a subway; or drive. In October in Oakland, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Oakland

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

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Berkeley
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Lawrence Hall of Science ©
Lawrence Hall of Science
University of California, Berkeley ©
University of California, Berkeley
Redwood Regional Park ©
Redwood Regional Park

1
day
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 25th (Fri), examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Louisville trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Oakland to Louisville takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co ©
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Louisville to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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