48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

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48 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Truckee
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
4
Park City
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
5
Vail
— 6 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h
6
Houston
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
7
Joshua Tree National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
End: Los Angeles

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Truckee side-trips: Tahoe City (Alpine Meadows & Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area) and Homewood (SWA Watersports & Tahoe Maritime Museum). There's lots more to do: glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, hit the slopes at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Crest Snowcats, and grab your bike and head to Truckee River Bike Trail.

Find out how to plan Truckee trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from San Francisco to Truckee in 3.5 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in February, you will find days in Truckee are little chillier (45°F), and nights are cooler (18°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Homewood, Pacific Crest Snowcats
Highlights from your plan
Alpine Meadows ©
Alpine Meadows
Northstar California ©
Northstar California
Tahoe Maritime Museum ©
Tahoe Maritime Museum

5
nights
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.
Explore South Lake Tahoe's surroundings by going to Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (in Tahoe City) and Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood). There's lots more to do: get all the equipment you need at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, hike along Rubicon Trail, hit the slopes at Adventure Mountain, and stop by Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 22°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Park City.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, Eagle Rock Hiking Trail
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion ©
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

3
nights
Park City

Park City ©
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Explore Park City's surroundings by going to Diamond Peaks 6 Run Heli-Ski Tour (in Huntsville), North Forty Escapes (in Oakley) and Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Valley Resort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Provo City Center Temple, fly down the slopes at Alta Ski Resort, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

Plan trip to Park City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from South Lake Tahoe to Park City in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from South Lake Tahoe to Park City is 1 hour. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in February, expect nights in Park City to be about the same, around 18°F, while days are little chillier, around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vail.

Things to do in Park City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Provo, Salt Lake City, Wasatch Parc, Beaver Mountain, North Forty Escapes
Highlights from your plan
Backcountry Snowmobiling ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Alta Ski Resort ©
Alta Ski Resort

6
nights
Vail

Vail ©
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Get out of town with these interesting Vail side-trips: The Crooked Key (in Steamboat Springs), Aspen (Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen Highlands, & more) and Aspen Snowmass (in Snowmass Village). The adventure continues: get your game on at Vail Valley Escape Room.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vail trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Park City to Vail in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Park City in March, expect nights in Vail to be little chillier, around 19°F, while days are colder, around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Vail

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Aspen, Aspen Snowmass, Vail Valley Escape Room, The Crooked Key
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass

5
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Dickinson Historical Society Depot Museum (in Dickinson), Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac) and Museum of the Gulf Coast (in Port Arthur). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, identify plant and animal life at Houston Audubon, and examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Houston day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Vail to Houston in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Vail to Houston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Vail in March; daily highs in Houston reach 74°F and lows reach 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

College Station, Bryan, Museum of the Gulf Coast, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Baytown Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston

5
nights
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Joshua Tree National Park is known for nature, parks, trails, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Palms Oasis Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Lost Horse Valley, trek along Split Rock, and explore the striking landscape at Keys View.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park route tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Houston to Joshua Tree National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Houston in March, plan for little chillier nights in Joshua Tree National Park, with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wonderland of Rocks ©
Wonderland of Rocks
Eureka Peak ©
Eureka Peak
Ryan Mountain ©
Ryan Mountain

8
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Matterhorn Bobsleds, Disneyland Park, & more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, admire the natural beauty at The Japanese Garden, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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