10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Plattsburgh
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  5​h 30​min
4
Reno
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Plattsburgh

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary builder.

Plattsburgh to San Francisco is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Plattsburgh to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Plattsburgh in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 57°F in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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.
For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Big Sur vacation builder.

You can drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: highs in Big Sur hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.
Highlights from your plan
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

1
night
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.
To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Big Sur, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 38°F. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Reno.
Highlights from your plan
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias

1
night
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): browse the different shops at Meadowood Mall and then try your luck at Grand Sierra Resort Casino.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Reno tour planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Reno in 5.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with highs in Reno at 84°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Reno

Nightlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino ©
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Meadowood Mall ©
Meadowood Mall

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 19th (Tue), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Reno to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Reno in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Diego, with lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 20th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, then shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, and then stop by Bergamot Station.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Santa Monica vacation builder.

You can drive from San Diego to Santa Monica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Santa Monica, with lows around 64°F. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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