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
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Napa
— 2 nights
car:  5​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
car:  5​h 30​min
4
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Golden Gate City Hop-On Tours as well as Red and White Fleet. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): hit the sights you want to with Red and White Fleet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: squeeze the most out of the city with Golden Gate City Hop-On Tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation builder tool .

Washington DC to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour 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 Francisco due to the time zone difference. In July, San Francisco is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Red and White Fleet ©
Red and White Fleet

2
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum and then stop by Oxbow Public Market. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at O'Brien Estate Winery, then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, then do a tasting at Artesa Vineyards & Winery, and finally do a tasting at Taylor Family Vineyards.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Napa holiday builder tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Napa to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trip

V. Sattui Winery
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Artesa Vineyards & Winery ©
Artesa Vineyards & Winery
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market
Taylor Family Vineyards ©
Taylor Family Vineyards

2
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.
To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of bus, subway, flight, and car from Napa to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Napa in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 46°F. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santa Cruz trip planner .

Do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Yosemite National Park to Santa Cruz in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Santa Cruz: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Shark Fin Cove
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Shark Fin Cove ©
Shark Fin Cove

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara driving holiday planner .

Drive from Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In July, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the magic at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, buy something for everyone on your list at Irvine Spectrum Center, and then kick back and relax at Newport Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Anaheim trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Anaheim in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Anaheim: highs are around 86°F and lows about 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Irvine Spectrum Center
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Irvine Spectrum Center ©
Irvine Spectrum Center
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip maker .

Los Angeles is very close to Anaheim. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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