8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
West Hollywood
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
3
Beverly Hills
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
4
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Washington DC

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Sat), have some family-friendly fun at AxeVentures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary maker .

Washington DC to San Diego is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in November, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 73°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to West Hollywood.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument
AxeVentures ©
AxeVentures

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night
West Hollywood

West Hollywood ©
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Sunset Plaza, then stop by Fred Segal, and then wander the streets of Robertson Boulevard.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the West Hollywood itinerary website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to West Hollywood takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. November in West Hollywood sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Beverly Hills.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Fred Segal ©
Fred Segal
Sunset Plaza ©
Sunset Plaza

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Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills ©
Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Revolver Gallery, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, then explore the world behind art at Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, then cruise along Mulholland Drive, and finally stroll around Coldwater Canyon Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Beverly Hills trip itinerary planning site .

Beverly Hills is just a short distance from West Hollywood. November in Beverly Hills sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Beverly Hills

Museums Parks Nature
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Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation ©
Mulholland Drive ©
Mulholland Drive
Coldwater Canyon Park ©
Coldwater Canyon Park

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
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.
On the 20th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at South Bay Bicycle Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Monica trip planning app .

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Beverly Hills. In November, daily temperatures in Santa Monica can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Shopping
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
South Bay Bicycle Trail ©
South Bay Bicycle Trail

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night
Santa Barbara

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 21st (Thu), take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and then contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara road trip planning app .

You can drive from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 46°F in Santa Barbara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

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Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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