10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Miranda
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Shelter Cove
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Calistoga
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
5
Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  6​h 15​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 1 night
End: San Francisco

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 Muir Woods National Monument as well as San Francisco Helicopters. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Lombard Street, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Francisco. In October, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Miranda.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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hours
Miranda

Miranda ©
Miranda is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Avenue of the Giants.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Miranda trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Miranda takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Miranda are little chillier (62°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Shelter Cove.

Things to do in Miranda

Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Avenue of the Giants
Highlights from your plan
Avenue of the Giants ©
Avenue of the Giants

1
night
Shelter Cove

Shelter Cove
Shelter Cove is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California. To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Shelter Cove tour itinerary planning app .

Drive from Miranda to Shelter Cove in an hour. Traveling from Miranda in October, plan for little chillier nights in Shelter Cove, with lows around 48°F. You'll set off for Calistoga on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Shelter Cove

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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hours
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
On the 8th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa and then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Calistoga day trip website .

You can drive from Shelter Cove to Calistoga in 4 hours. Traveling from Shelter Cove in October, expect nights in Calistoga to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

V. Sattui Winery
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): do a tasting at Domaine Carneros and then don't miss a visit to Sonoma Barracks.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Napa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Calistoga to Napa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Napa sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries

Side Trips

Frog's Leap Winery, Robert Mondavi Winery, Sonoma Barracks
Highlights from your plan
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Domaine Carneros ©
Domaine Carneros
Sonoma Barracks ©
Sonoma Barracks

2
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.
For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip maker .

You can drive from Napa to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Napa in October, with highs in South Lake Tahoe at 64°F and lows at 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe

2
nights
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.
On the 11th (Fri), make a trip to Yosemite Village and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Tioga Pass and then trek along Mariposa Grove.

Make your Yosemite National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Muir Woods National Monument. On the 14th (Mon), examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, and then don't miss a visit to Book Passage.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco visit planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum
Book Passage ©
Book Passage

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