13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Fly:  9​h
1
Reno
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bridgeport
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
4
Sonora
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
8
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Raleigh

1
night
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
You've added Reno Riverwalk District, Brewers Cabinet, Tahoe Paddle and Oar, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at Brewers Cabinet, make a trip to Reno Riverwalk District, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum, then join in the after-dark buzz at Death and Taxes, and finally try your luck at Atlantis Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Truckee River Walk, look for gifts at Dorinda's Chocolates, and then glide peacefully along the water with Tahoe Paddle and Oar.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Reno online day trip planner .

Raleigh to Reno is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Raleigh in June, expect little chillier with lows of 57°F in Reno. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Reno

Casinos Fun & Games Tours

Side Trip

Tahoe Paddle and Oar
Highlights from your plan
Atlantis Casino ©
Atlantis Casino
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum
Dorinda's Chocolates ©
Dorinda's Chocolates

1
night
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.
You've now added Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Reno to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Reno in June; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach 77°F and lows reach 41°F. On the 17th (Wed), you're off toBridgeport.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Casinos Fun & Games Nightlife

Side Trip

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe ©

few
hours
Bridgeport

Bridgeport
Bridgeport is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Mono County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see a world frozen in time at Bodie State Historic Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mono Lake County Park.

Start your trip to Bridgeport by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Bridgeport takes 4.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, with highs in Bridgeport at 78°F and lows at 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Bridgeport

Parks Outdoors Nature

few
hours
Sonora

Sonora ©
Sonora is the county seat of Tuolumne County, California. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): look for gifts at Columbia Candy Kitchen and then admire the majestic nature at Columbia State Historic Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sonora trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bridgeport to Sonora takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bridgeport in June; daily highs in Sonora reach 90°F and lows reach 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sonora

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Columbia
Highlights from your plan
Columbia State Historic Park ©
Columbia State Historic Park
Columbia Candy Kitchen ©
Columbia Candy Kitchen

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then browse the exhibits of Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Sonora to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sonora in June: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F and lows are around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
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 20th (Sat), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker 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. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 21st (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and then take in the exciting artwork at Coast Gallery Big Sur.

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

Getting from San Francisco to Big Sur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

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

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Big Sur to Death Valley National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Big Sur in June, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be a bit warmer, around 68°F, while days are much warmer, around 98°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
The Strip and The Neon Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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