12 days in Dallas, Flagstaff & California Itinerary

12 days in Dallas, Flagstaff & California Itinerary

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Dallas
— 1 night
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Rosa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive
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Dallas
— 1 night

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Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas tour planning site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Dallas. July in Dallas sees daily highs of 96°F and lows of 78°F at night. On the 24th (Sat), you're off to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Dallas

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Flagstaff

— 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Flagstaff sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Flagstaff takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in July, you will find days in Flagstaff are slightly colder (81°F), and nights are colder (52°F). On the 25th (Sun), you're off to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Tours

South Lake Tahoe

— 3 nights
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.
Visit Baldwin Beach and El Dorado Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nevada Beach Campground and Rubicon Trail. And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Tahoe Trout Farm, stroll the grounds of Genoa Cemetery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cascade Falls Trail.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Flagstaff to South Lake Tahoe in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Flagstaff in July, South Lake Tahoe is slightly colder at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Santa Rosa

— 4 nights

Where Everything Comes Together

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Children's Museum of Sonoma County and Donelan Family Wines. And it doesn't end there: ride a horse along Hood Mountain Regional Park, see the interesting displays at Pacific Coast Air Museum, admire the verdant scenery at Bennett Valley, and learn about winemaking at Loxton Winery.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Santa Rosa online journey planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Santa Rosa in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Santa Rosa, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Flagstaff

— 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff holiday planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Santa Rosa to Flagstaff in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Rosa to Flagstaff due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Rosa in August, expect nights in Flagstaff to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are slightly colder, around 77°F. You'll set off for Dallas on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Tours

Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at American Airlines CR Smith Museum and then meet the residents at Children's Aquarium at Fair Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas attractions planner.

Getting from Flagstaff to Dallas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Flagstaff to Dallas is 1 hour. When traveling from Flagstaff in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 96°F by day to 78°F at night.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.