10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  9 h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
Monterey
— 3 nights
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Train + Subway:  11 h
End: New York City

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Francisco Zoo as well as Hornblower Classic Cable Cars. On the 11th (Thu), engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco planning app.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zephyr Cove Stables, Kayak Tahoe and Heavenly Valley Scenic Gondola Ride. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): try to win big at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters and then take a tour by water with Kayak Tahoe.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe tour planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in South Lake Tahoe to be little chillier, around 44°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Zephyr Cove Stables, Sand Harbor, Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
Kayak Tahoe ©
Kayak Tahoe
Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters ©
Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters
Sand Harbor ©
Sand Harbor

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yosemite Falls as well as Mariposa Grove. On the 16th (Tue), stroll through Mariposa Grove and then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monterey Bay Kayaks as well as Dolphin & Whale Watching. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): glide peacefully along the water with Monterey Bay Kayaks and then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey day trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Monterey by bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Kayaks ©
Monterey Bay Kayaks
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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