9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Sausalito
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 day
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Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
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Pismo Beach
— 1 night
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Santa Monica
— 2 nights
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Sausalito

Sausalito is a city in Marin County, California. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get great views at Golden Gate View Point.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sausalito trip planner.

Oakland to Sausalito is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Sausalito can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.
Highlights from your trip

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chinatown, Lombard Street and Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): make a trip to Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, and finally visit Chinatown.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online tour itinerary planner.

San Francisco is just a stone's throw from Sausalito. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Your list of things to see and do now includes McWay Falls, Cannery Row, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and then make a trip to Cannery Row. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and then steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pismo Beach day trip tool.

Getting from Santa Cruz to Pismo Beach by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in June, you will find days in Pismo Beach are somewhat warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel to Santa Monica.
Highlights from your trip

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Santa Monica

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

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.
Rodeo Drive has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Santa Monica trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pismo Beach to Santa Monica takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and tram. When traveling from Pismo Beach in June, plan for slightly colder days in Santa Monica, with highs around 73°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Beaches · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.