11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
+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: Newark

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.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: laugh and play at SeaWorld San Diego, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Newark to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Newark to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa 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.
On the 4th (Sun), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach, admire all the interesting features of Tahoe Trout Farm, and then enjoy the sand and surf at El Dorado Beach.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe visit planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to South Lake Tahoe in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from San Diego in August, with lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Speed Boats Tours
Tahoe Trout Farm ©
Tahoe Trout Farm
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get a taste of the local shopping with Ansel Adams Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip app .

Take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Wave Organ.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco tour itinerary builder app .

You can 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. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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