11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  10​h
1
Big Sur
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Stateline
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Orlando

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sur vacation maker tool .

Orlando to Big Sur is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Orlando in July, expect Big Sur to be colder, temps between 69°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park ©
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Exploratorium, and then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at California Academy of Sciences, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip app .

You can drive from Big Sur to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Stateline.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

1
night
Stateline

Stateline is a census-designated place (CDP) on the east shore of Lake Tahoe in Douglas County, Nevada, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): race across the water with a speed boat tour and then stroll through Baldwin Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Stateline trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Stateline in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Stateline are a bit warmer (82°F), and nights are little chillier (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in Stateline

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

South Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 15th (Mon), kick back and relax at West End Beach, learn about winemaking at Truckee River Winery, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Truckee trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Stateline to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Stateline in July since evenings lows in Truckee dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Truckee River Winery ©
Truckee River Winery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): trek along Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip site .

Explore your travel options from Truckee to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Truckee in July, Yosemite National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 18th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Moro Rock, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 98°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 19th (Fri), hike along South Kaibab Trail, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 84°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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