10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Big Sur
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Tampa

1
night
Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Truckee trip itinerary builder tool .

Tampa to Truckee is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Tampa to Truckee. Traveling from Tampa in July, you will find days in Truckee are a bit cooler (82°F), and nights are colder (40°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
KidZone Museum ©
KidZone Museum
Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge ©

3
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, get great views at Washburn Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Truckee to Yosemite National Park. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Truckee in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
day
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour planning tool .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 98°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

1
day
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 18th (Thu), kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Partington Cove.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Big Sur by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car 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
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, get curious at Exploratorium, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planner .

You can drive from Big Sur to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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