23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Anaheim
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Huntington Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
San Diego
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added San Francisco Zoo, Chinatown, China Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

Washington DC to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In July, San Francisco is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Crissy Field ©
Crissy Field
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Foxen Vineyard & Winery and then trek along Foxen Canyon Wine Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santa Maria trip itinerary planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Santa Maria in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Santa Maria are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Foxen Vineyard & Winery ©
Foxen Vineyard & Winery

5
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Six Flags Magic Mountain as well as Hollywood Walk of Fame. Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and The Grove. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online attractions planner .

You can drive from Santa Maria to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Traveling from Santa Maria in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 83°F and lows about 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

5
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough as well as Radiator Springs Racers. Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Adventure City. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park, catch some excitement at Toy Story Midway Mania!, make an unforgettable trip to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, and laugh and play at Downtown Disney.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim trip planner .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In July, daytime highs in Anaheim are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Huntington Beach.

Things to do in Anaheim

Fun & Games Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Radiator Springs Racers ©
Radiator Springs Racers

1
night
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll through Huntington Dog Beach, grab your bike and head to Orange County Coast, and then immerse yourself in nature at Huntington Beach State Park.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the Huntington Beach holiday tool .

You can drive from Anaheim to Huntington Beach in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Anaheim, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Huntington Beach, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Huntington Dog Beach ©
Huntington Dog Beach

6
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.
Torrey Pines Golf Course has been added to your itinerary. Attractions like San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo Tide Pools make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, get a new perspective on nature at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Diego online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Huntington Beach to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 68°F. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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