11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Explore hidden gems such as Battlefield Vegas and Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary tool .

Washington DC to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 101°F and lows are around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site, kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Nevada Beach Campground, then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and then stop by Grass Roots Natural Foods.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to South Lake Tahoe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, South Lake Tahoe is colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 81°F and lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nevada Beach Campground, Emerald Bay State Park
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Nevada Beach Campground ©
Nevada Beach Campground
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, get a taste of the local shopping with Yosemite Museum Gallery, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online route builder .

Take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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 10th (Sat): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip app .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 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 August, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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