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:  9​h
1
Reno
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
car:  6​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Livermore
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Washington DC

1
night
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
On the 28th (Sat), try your luck at Casino at Silver Legacy Resort, take in the views from New Virginia Street Bridge, make a trip to Reno Arch, then examine the collection at National Automobile Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Truckee River Walk.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Reno trip itinerary builder app .

Washington DC to Reno is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in September, Reno is a bit cooler at night with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Reno

Casinos Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Casino at Silver Legacy Resort ©
Casino at Silver Legacy Resort
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum
New Virginia Street Bridge ©
New Virginia Street Bridge

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 29th (Sun), explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Reno to South Lake Tahoe by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Reno in September; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 30th (Mon), make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, then get great views at Washburn Point, and then trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): make a trip to Olmsted Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Livermore.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
night
Livermore

Livermore ©
Livermore is a city in Alameda County, California, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Del Valle Regional Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Livermore trip itinerary maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Livermore. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in Livermore are a bit warmer (80°F), and nights are warmer (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Livermore

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Del Valle Regional Park ©
Del Valle Regional Park

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 2nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Lombard Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning tool .

Getting from Livermore to San Francisco by car takes about an hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Livermore in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. On your second day here, trek along Trillium Falls Hike, then don't miss a visit to Big Tree, and then take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Redwood National Park online trip maker .

Getting from San Francisco to Redwood National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get slightly colder in Redwood National Park: highs are around 64°F and lows about 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Big Tree
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

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