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:  6​h 45​min
1
West Hollywood
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
Big Sur
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Calistoga
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Oakland
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Houston

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West Hollywood

West Hollywood ©
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the West Hollywood online itinerary maker .

Houston to West Hollywood is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to West Hollywood due to the time zone difference. In June, West Hollywood is a bit cooler than Houston - with highs of 73°F and lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Nature Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): hike along Partington Cove, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then stroll through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from West Hollywood to Big Sur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from West Hollywood in June: high temperatures in Big Sur hover around 68°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 28th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, walk around Dennis the Menace Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Carmel sightseeing planning tool .

Carmel is very close to Big Sur. In June in Carmel, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Dennis the Menace Park
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Dennis the Menace Park ©
Dennis the Menace Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 29th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco sightseeing tool .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Safari West and then admire the majestic nature at Annadel State Park.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Calistoga online trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Calistoga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Calistoga, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oakland.

Things to do in Calistoga

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Santa Rosa
Highlights from your plan
Safari West ©
Safari West
Annadel State Park ©
Annadel State Park

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Oakland

Oakland ©
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands and then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument. On your second day here, engage your brain at Lawrence Hall of Science, engage your brain at CuriOdyssey, and then admire the masterpieces at Filoli.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Oakland tour itinerary builder app .

Drive from Calistoga to Oakland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Calistoga in June, expect nights in Oakland to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Oakland

Parks Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Lawrence Hall of Science, Muir Woods National Monument, Filoli, CuriOdyssey
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Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
CuriOdyssey ©
CuriOdyssey

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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 3rd (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel route builder website .

Getting from Oakland to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Oakland in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): hit the slopes at Mammoth Mountain.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes day trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mammoth Lakes are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Mammoth Mountain ©
Mammoth Mountain

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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.
To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip planning site .

Drive from Mammoth Lakes to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in South Lake Tahoe sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 46°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 South Lake Tahoe

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

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