60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly + subway:  18​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Napa
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 9 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Tahoma
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Tahoe City
— 6 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Truckee
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Santa Monica
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Santa Barbara
— 10 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

10
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Monterey Bay and Twin Peaks. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach (in Pescadero) and Limantour Beach (in Point Reyes National Seashore). Dedicate the 7th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco driving holiday tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Monterey Bay, Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach, Limantour Beach
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Explore hidden gems such as Castello di Amorosa and Safari West. Explore Napa's surroundings by going to Healdsburg (Zichichi Family Vineyard & Healdsburg Plaza), Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). Dedicate the 13th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and stroll through Bodega Dunes.

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Napa trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Napa by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Napa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Napa

#Tours, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Helena, Calistoga, Healdsburg, Goat Rock Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

9
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Carson Pass and Vikingsholm. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, admire the majestic nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, hike along Mt. Tallac Trail, and stroll through Bijou Community Park - Disc Golf.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe planner .

Getting from Napa to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in October, expect South Lake Tahoe to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tahoma.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Lake Tahoe (California)
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Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Carson Pass ©
Carson Pass
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site

2
nights
Tahoma

Tahoma ©
Tahoma is a census-designated place in Placer and El Dorado counties, California, United States. On the 27th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at D.L. Bliss State Park and then stroll through Meeks Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with SWA Watersports and then immerse yourself in nature at Sugar Pine State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tahoma journey maker site .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Tahoma in an hour. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of -3°C in Tahoma. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Tahoma

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

SWA Watersports, D.L. Bliss State Park, Sugar Pine State Park
Highlights from your plan
D.L. Bliss State Park ©
D.L. Bliss State Park

6
nights
Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Tahoe and Commons Beach Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee River Bike Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tahoe City - South/North Trailheads, admire the majestic nature at Skylandia Park, and hike along Stateline Lookout.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tahoe City trip itinerary builder website .

Tahoe City is just a stone's throw from Tahoma. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Tahoe City

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Kings Beach, North Tahoe Marina, Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe
North Tahoe Marina ©
North Tahoe Marina
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion ©
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

5
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tahoe Donner Golf Course and Donner Lake Watersports & Marina. Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Northstar Ski Resort, wander the streets of Historic Downtown Truckee, contemplate the long history of Old Truckee Jail Museum, and tee off at Coyote Moon Golf Course.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Truckee visit planner.

Truckee is just a short distance from Tahoe City. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Truckee

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Golf
Highlights from your plan
Tahoe Donner Golf Course ©
Tahoe Donner Golf Course
Donner Lake Watersports & Marina ©
Donner Lake Watersports & Marina
Northstar Ski Resort ©
Northstar Ski Resort

10
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique and Six Flags Magic Mountain. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Monica: Tehachapi (Souza Family Vineyard, Tehachapi Mountain Park, & more), Running Horse Ranch (in Lake Hughes) and Air Force Flight Test Museum (in Edwards). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, get your bearings at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dana Strands Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Santa Monica trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Truckee to Santa Monica. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Truckee in November; daily highs in Santa Monica reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Tehachapi, Malibu, Running Horse Ranch, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Air Force Flight Test Museum
Highlights from your plan
Tehachapi Mountain Park ©
Tehachapi Mountain Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique ©

10
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Jalama Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Los Olivos (Labyrinth at St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, Carhartt Vineyard, & more), Solvang (Vin Hus, Seein' Spots Farm, & more) and Silver Strand Beach (in Oxnard). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, stroll through Santa Barbara Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at East Beach, and make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of tram and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from Santa Monica in November, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Los Olivos, Solvang, Lompoc, Silver Strand Beach, Butterfly Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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