5 days in Oakland, Louisville & Washington DC Itinerary

5 days in Oakland, Louisville & Washington DC Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
day
Oakland

Oakland ©
On the 24th (Thu), deepen your understanding at University of California, Berkeley, engage your brain at Lawrence Hall of Science, and then walk around Redwood Regional Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Oakland trip itinerary tool.

San Francisco to Oakland is an approximately half hour bus ride. You can also take a subway; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. 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

Side Trip

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

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, sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, and then whizz through the canopy at Louisville Mega Cavern.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Louisville journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Oakland to Louisville takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Oakland to Louisville. In October, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Louisville

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
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 Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Louisville to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

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