10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
1
Stateline
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Houston

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Stateline

Stateline
Stateline is a census-designated place (CDP) on the east shore of Lake Tahoe in Douglas County, Nevada, United States. To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Stateline day trip app .

Houston to Stateline is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to Stateline, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Houston in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Stateline, with highs around 77°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Truckee.

Things to do in Stateline

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Baldwin Beach

1
night
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 27th (Thu), tee off at Coyote Moon Golf Course and then go for a walk through Truckee River Legacy Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Truckee day trip planner.

Drive from Stateline to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Stateline in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 36°F in Truckee. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Golf Parks
Highlights from your plan
Coyote Moon Golf Course ©
Coyote Moon Golf Course

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll through Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Truckee to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Truckee in June since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

1
day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Titus Canyon and then trek along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach and then hike along Cabrillo Bike Path.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Santa Barbara in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, plan for cooler days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 75°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then trek along Partington Cove.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Big Sur attractions planner .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Big Sur in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, expect Big Sur to be slightly colder, temps between 69°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as San Francisco Bay and Bean Hollow State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Mori Point (in Pacifica) and Stanford Memorial Church (in Palo Alto). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Thornton Beach State Park, explore and take pictures at Scenic 49 Mile Drive, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Golden Gate National Cemetery.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mori Point, Bean Hollow State Beach, Golden Gate National Cemetery, Stanford Memorial Church, Thornton Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Thornton Beach State Park ©
Thornton Beach State Park
Mori Point ©
Mori Point

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