12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly:  11​h
1
Reno
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Vallejo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Sparks
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: San Jose

3
nights
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Baldwin Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to South Lake Tahoe (Kiva Beach & Lakeside Beach), Kings Beach State Recreation Area (in Kings Beach) and Burnt Cedar Beach (in Incline Village). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at D.L. Bliss State Park, get a sense of history and politics at Washoe County Courthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, and walk around Hangtown's Gold Bug Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Reno day trip planning site .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Reno is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Reno is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Jose in July, expect nights in Reno to be little chillier, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vallejo.

Things to do in Reno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Virginia City, Fallen Leaf Lake, Burnt Cedar Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fallen Leaf Lake ©
Fallen Leaf Lake
River Rafting & Tubing
D.L. Bliss State Park ©
D.L. Bliss State Park

3
nights
Vallejo

Vallejo ©
Vallejo is a waterfront port city in Solano County, California, located in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Napa Premium Outlets, Balloons Above the Valley and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Balloons Above the Valley, enjoy the sand and surf at Goat Rock Beach, and then get some fabulous bargains at Napa Premium Outlets.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vallejo day trip site .

Getting from Reno to Vallejo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and subway. In July, Vallejo is a bit cooler than Reno - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Vallejo

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Napa, Goat Rock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom ©
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Goat Rock Beach ©
Goat Rock Beach
Balloons Above the Valley ©
Balloons Above the Valley

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Golden Gate Rides Bike Rentals & Tours, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre and Beer Tastings & Tours. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then catch a live performance at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, then stroll around Golden Gate Park, and finally make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, then surround yourself with nature on Golden Gate Rides Bike Rentals & Tours, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning website .

You can drive from Vallejo to San Francisco in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from Vallejo in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sparks.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Walking tours
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

2
nights
Sparks

Sparks ©
Sparks is a city in Washoe County, Nevada, United States. On the 12th (Fri), try your luck at Sierra Sid's, examine the collection at Sparks Heritage Museum, then try your luck at Bourbon Square Casino, then let little ones run wild at Par Rah Park, and finally find something for the whole family at Wild Island Family Adventure Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Churchill State Historic Park, make a trip to Kashmir American Enterprises, examine the collection at Liberty Engine Company No. 1 Comstock Firemen's Museum, contemplate the long history of Chollar Mansion, then take in the views from Mccarran Bridge, and finally tee off at Red Hawk Golf and Resort.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sparks travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sparks takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Sparks are much warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sparks

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trips

Virginia City, Fort Churchill State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Bourbon Square Casino ©
Bourbon Square Casino
Sparks Heritage Museum ©
Sparks Heritage Museum
Fort Churchill State Historic Park ©

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