12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 day
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Exploratorium and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Funston National Park, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip site .

Bangkok, Thailand to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Bangkok to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bangkok in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery by the Sea Carmel, then stop by The Cheese Shop, and finally trek along Point Lobos.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

1
day
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.
On the 27th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Genoa Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Vikingsholm, and finally look for gifts at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe visit app .

You can drive from Monterey to South Lake Tahoe in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Monterey in June, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are a bit cooler (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Genoa Cemetery
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Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters ©
Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters

few
hours
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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner .

You can take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will leave for San Francisco on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Twin Peaks and Chinatown. City Lights Booksellers and Grace Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Big Basin Redwoods State Park in Boulder Creek--about 1h 15 min away. Explore San Francisco further: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, and stroll through Marshall’s Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco journey planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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