14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 9 nights
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive
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Zephyr Cove
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pacifica
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 9 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. You'll explore and learn at California State Railroad Museum and Cable Car Museum. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Sacramento (California State Capitol Museum & Crocker Art Museum), Healdsburg (St. John the Baptist Catholic Church & Wine Tours & Tastings) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Lands End, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. In December, daytime highs in San Francisco are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Tours · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Adventure Mountain and then stroll through Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe day trip app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in South Lake Tahoe to be colder, around -8°C, while days are little chillier, around 8°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zephyr Cove.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Zephyr Cove

Zephyr Cove is a census-designated place (CDP) in Douglas County, Nevada, United States. On the 27th (Fri), hike along Logan Shoals Vista Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zephyr Cove trip itinerary planner.

Zephyr Cove is very close to South Lake Tahoe. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Zephyr Cove

Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yosemite Valley Loop Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Zephyr Cove to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Zephyr Cove in December since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Pacifica.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Pacifica

— 1 night
Pacifica is a city in San Mateo County, California, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean between San Francisco and Half Moon Bay. To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pacifica trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Pacifica with the Route module. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, you will find days in Pacifica are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are warmer (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Pacifica

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.3
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.