11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
3
Anaheim
— 2 nights
4
San Diego
— 3 nights

3
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Francisco Bay and Grace Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Kenwood (B. Wise Vineyards & VJB Cellars) and St. Helena (Trinchero Napa Valley & V. Sattui Winery). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip app.

Washington DC to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in September, with highs in San Francisco at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Kenwood, St. Helena, Castello di Amorosa
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum

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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.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the waterfront at Santa Barbara Harbor and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, thensteep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, thenget to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally Head underground at Salt Cave.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries Tours Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Mission San Juan Capistrano, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Cove, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip maker website.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Anaheim by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in September: high temperatures in Anaheim hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Crystal Cove, Mission San Juan Capistrano
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Oceanside Pier, thenkick back and relax at South Carlsbad State Beach, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): kick back and relax at Coronado Beach, thenadmire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, thenmake a trip to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and finally kick back and relax at Pacific Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Anaheim in September, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

South Carlsbad State Beach, Oceanside Pier, Coronado Beach
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Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach

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