11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Incline Village
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
5
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Oakville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Nashville

1
night
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 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park sightseeing planning website .

Nashville to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Nashville in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 43°F, while days are little chillier, around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Incline Village.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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Incline Village

Incline Village ©
Incline Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. On the 7th (Fri), get great views at Stateline Fire Lookout and then kick back and relax at Sand Harbor.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Incline Village trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Incline Village with the Route module. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 50°F in Incline Village. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Incline Village

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Stateline Fire Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Sand Harbor ©
Sand Harbor
Stateline Fire Lookout ©
Stateline Fire Lookout

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, then don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree, and then hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Incline Village to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Incline Village in June, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 94°F and 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 9th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Carmel River State Beach and then hike along Point Lobos.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Carmel road trip site .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Carmel to be slightly colder, around 53°F, while days are cooler, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): trek along Partington Cove, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Big Sur sightseeing planning tool .

Big Sur is very close to Carmel. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Oakville.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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Oakville

Oakville
Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in the of Napa County, northern California.The population was 71 at the 2010 census.The local economy is based on Napa Valley wine production, and Oakville was formally declared a distinct appellation within the Napa Valley AVA in 1993. For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Oakville trip website .

Getting from Big Sur to Oakville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. While traveling from Big Sur, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oakville, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 50°F. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Oakville

Wineries Parks Tours

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night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 13th (Thu), examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sacramento trip planner .

You can drive from Oakville to Sacramento in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Oakville in June, things will get a bit warmer in Sacramento: highs are around 91°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

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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.
On the 14th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel tool .

Drive from Sacramento to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Sacramento in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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