11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 1 night
2
Mill Valley
— 1 day
3
Napa
— 2 nights
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
6
Big Sur
— 1 night

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 5th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planner.

Philadelphia to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. In December, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Philadelphia - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mill Valley.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

1
day
Mill Valley

Mill Valley ©
Mill Valley is a city in Marin County, California, United States, located about 14mi north of San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge. Muir Woods National Monument has been added to your itinerary. On the 6th (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tamalpais State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mill Valley journey website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Mill Valley takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, Mill Valley is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Mill Valley

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Mount Tamalpais State Park ©
Mount Tamalpais State Park

2
nights
Napa

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, thenlearn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, thendo a tasting at Judd's Hill MicroCrush, and finally look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Napa online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mill Valley to Napa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wineries Outdoors

Side Trip

V. Sattui Winery
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market
Balloon Rides

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): hit the slopes at Adventure Mountain and then hit the slopes at Heavenly Mountain Resort. On the next day, get your game on at Magic Carpet Golf and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Napa to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in December, expect South Lake Tahoe to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lake Tahoe (California)
Highlights from your plan
Adventure Mountain ©
Adventure Mountain
Magic Carpet Golf ©
Magic Carpet Golf
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point and then hit the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Mariposa Grove.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in December, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, thenkick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Hawthorne Gallery, and finally take in the views from Bixby Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and then take in the exciting artwork at Coast Gallery Big Sur.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Big Sur trip simple and quick.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur in 17 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: highs in Big Sur hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

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