10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Sonoma
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Lotus
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
car:  30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Detroit

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chinatown as well as Muir Woods National Monument. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Stinson Beach to see Stinson Beach about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, stop by Exploratorium, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Detroit to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Detroit in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sonoma.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stinson Beach, Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

1
night
Sonoma

Sonoma ©
Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oxbow Public Market as well as Jarvis Estate. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): appreciate the views at Sonoma Valley, do a tasting at MacLaren Tasting Lounge, make a trip to Sonoma Plaza, then Head underground at Jarvis Estate, and finally stop by Oxbow Public Market.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sonoma trip maker website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sonoma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sonoma, with highs around 81°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 52°F. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lotus.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trip

Napa
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Sonoma Valley ©
Sonoma Valley
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market

1
night
Lotus

Lotus ©
Lotus is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California. Hangtown's Gold Bug Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Hangtown's Gold Bug Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lotus day trip planning site .

Drive from Sonoma to Lotus in 2 hours. Traveling from Sonoma in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Lotus: highs are around 88°F and lows about 68°F. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Lotus

Parks

Side Trip

Hangtown's Gold Bug Park
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Hangtown's Gold Bug Park ©
Hangtown's Gold Bug Park

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks, Northstar California, Sky Combat Ace, and other attractions you added. On the 16th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Jobs Peak and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, stroll through Pope Beach, then take a memorable tour with Mile High Fishing Charters, then get interesting insight from Sky Combat Ace, and finally hit the slopes at Northstar California.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe road trip planner.

Drive from Lotus to South Lake Tahoe in 2 hours. When traveling from Lotus in July, plan for little chillier days in South Lake Tahoe, with highs around 82°F, while nights are colder with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks, Emerald Bay State Park, Northstar California
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Northstar California ©
Northstar California

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, Cathedral Range, Tuolumne Meadows, and other attractions you added. On the 18th (Thu), stroll through Mono Pass Trail, then stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Range, and finally hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park journey app .

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Mono Pass Trail ©
Mono Pass Trail
Cathedral Range ©
Cathedral Range

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco
Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries

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