10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 9th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Beach Campground. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Mackay Mansion, see the interesting displays at The Way It Was Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Silver Terrace Cemeteries.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip planning website.

Dallas to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Dallas in September, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in South Lake Tahoe: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and then enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and then engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Childrens Museums

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Big Sur

Big Country of the South

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 14th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Point Sur State Historic Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina State Beach. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, view the masterpieces at Coast Gallery Big Sur, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Partington Cove, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Big Sur online journey planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Big Sur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. September in Big Sur sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

2
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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 16th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and then examine the collection at The Getty Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and finally stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 85°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.