5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Reno
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Tahoe City
— 1 night
bus:  6​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
On the 19th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Truckee River Walk and then admire the striking features of Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Reno online trip itinerary builder .

Chicago to Reno is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Reno is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in April, you will find days in Reno are somewhat warmer (67°F), and nights are about the same (40°F). On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Reno

Nightlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts ©

1
night
Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tahoe City trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Reno to Tahoe City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Reno in April, things will get little chillier in Tahoe City: highs are around 56°F and lows about 25°F. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society
Highlights from your plan
Commons Beach Park ©
Commons Beach Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): hike along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On your second day here, stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park journey planner .

Getting from Tahoe City to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 6 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 23rd (Tue), take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 67°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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