11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Long Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Santa Monica
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Simi Valley
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Pebble Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
You've added Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, Coronado Beach, Balboa Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach Municipal Pier and then enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego visit planner .

Washington DC to San Diego is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Diego due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for Long Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

1
night
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Seal Beach. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll through Seal Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Long Beach vacation maker site .

Getting from San Diego to Long Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Long Beach, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Seal Beach
Highlights from your plan
Seal Beach ©
Seal Beach

few
hours
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 17th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

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Drive from Long Beach to Santa Monica in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a tram; or take a bus. While traveling from Long Beach, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 65°F. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Simi Valley.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

few
hours
Simi Valley

Simi Valley ©
The city of Simi Valley, in the eponymous valley, is in the southeast corner of Ventura County, California, United States. On the 17th (Mon), get lost in a book at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Simi Valley trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Simi Valley takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Monica in August: highs in Simi Valley hover around 92°F, while lows dip to 66°F. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Simi Valley

Museums
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pismo Beach trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Simi Valley to Pismo Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Simi Valley in August; daily highs in Pismo Beach reach 79°F and lows reach 58°F. You will leave for Pebble Beach on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Wineries Outdoors Parks

1
night
Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach ©
Pebble Beach is an unincorporated community on the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey County, California. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Point Lobos as well as 17-Mile Drive. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos and then cruise along 17-Mile Drive.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pebble Beach trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pismo Beach to Pebble Beach takes 3 hours. When traveling from Pismo Beach in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Pebble Beach: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 57°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Pebble Beach

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Asilomar State Beach, Point Lobos, 17-Mile Drive
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mariposa Grove as well as Yosemite, Tunnel View. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Step out of the city life by going to Vernal Fall and Valley View. And it doesn't end there: hike along Four Mile Trail, stroll through Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Pebble Beach to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. When traveling from Pebble Beach in August, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco travel planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries

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