6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, then take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Wawona trip itinerary builder website .

Washington DC to Wawona is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Wawona. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: highs in Wawona hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Wawona

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Coast Gallery Big Sur, admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then kick back and relax at China Cove and Gibson Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sur travel planning tool .

You can drive from Wawona to Big Sur in 5 hours. Traveling from Wawona in September, you will find days in Big Sur are little chillier (72°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in Big Sur

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

China Cove and Gibson Beach
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Napa online itinerary planner .

Drive from Big Sur to Napa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in September: highs in Napa hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wineries

Side Trip

St. Helena
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker site .

Drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. While traveling from Napa, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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