7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + train:  9​h 30​min
1
Anaheim
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + shuttle:  5​h
2
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Sausalito
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Angel Stadium of Anaheim. On the next day, discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

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Washington DC to Anaheim is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Anaheim due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect nights in Anaheim to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 88°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Shopping
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Angel Stadium of Anaheim ©
Angel Stadium of Anaheim

2
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 2nd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Shark Fin Cove.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Cruz trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Anaheim to Santa Cruz in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Anaheim in October, with highs in Santa Cruz at 76°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sausalito.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Monterey, Shark Fin Cove, Point Lobos
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Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar ©
Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar
Shark Fin Cove ©
Shark Fin Cove

1
night
Sausalito

Sausalito ©
Sausalito is a city in Marin County, California. On the 4th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, then take some stellar pictures from Battery Spencer, then explore and take pictures at Educational Tall Ship - S/V MATTHEW TURNER, and finally explore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sausalito trip planner .

Drive from Santa Cruz to Sausalito in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Sausalito sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sausalito

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Battery Spencer ©
Battery Spencer

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 5th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary site .

San Francisco is just a short distance from Sausalito. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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