11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Houston

1
night
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the views from Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge and then take an in-depth tour of Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): stroll through Northstar California.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Truckee journey builder .

Houston to Truckee is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in June: highs in Truckee hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Northstar California ©
Northstar California
Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge ©

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Sentinel Dome and Panorama Trail. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Truckee to Yosemite National Park. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Truckee in June since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Wed), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco holiday planning site .

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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are a bit warmer (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in Los Angeles at 79°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
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.
Kiva Beach has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, then admire the striking features of Vikingsholm, and then stroll through Eagle Falls Trail. On the next day, kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to South Lake Tahoe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in South Lake Tahoe, with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Eagle Falls Trail, Emerald Bay State Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

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