17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Las Vegas
— 4 nights


San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll through Alcatraz Island, and take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to San Francisco. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly to South Lake Tahoe.
Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

South Lake Tahoe — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Genoa Cemetery, try to win big at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

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You can fly from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in South Lake Tahoe, with highs around 82°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Truckee.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Transportation · Tours
Side Trips

Truckee — 2 nights

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. You've now added Tahoe Whitewater Tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stroll through Sand Harbor, stroll around Kings Beach State Recreation Area, and then stroll through Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum. On your second day here, snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge, explore the activities along Lake Tahoe, and then relax and float downstream with Tahoe Whitewater Tours.

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You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Truckee, with lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can fly to Los Angeles.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure
Side Trips

Los Angeles — 5 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Fly from Truckee to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Truckee in July, expect warmer with lows of 66°F in Los Angeles. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.
Theme Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips

Las Vegas — 4 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Tom Devlin's Monster Museum & Hoover Dam). And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 104°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Tours · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Side Trip

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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

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.