6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Penn Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
End: San Diego

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 26th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip site .

San Diego to San Francisco is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Diego in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 56°F. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 26th (Sat), learn about winemaking at The Undergound Tasting Room.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sacramento day trip planning website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Sacramento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Sacramento, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Penn Valley.

Things to do in Sacramento

Wineries
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The Undergound Tasting Room ©
The Undergound Tasting Room

1
day
Penn Valley

Penn Valley
Penn Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) in Nevada County, California, United States. To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Penn Valley road trip planning tool .

Getting from Sacramento to Penn Valley by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sacramento in October: highs in Penn Valley hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 54°F. On the 27th (Sun), you're off toSouth Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Penn Valley

Parks Nature Wineries

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): kick back and relax at Lakeside Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and then step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront activity at Round Hill Pines Beach and Marina, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Harbor, and then stop by Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe route builder site .

You can drive from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Sacramento in October, plan for little chillier days in South Lake Tahoe, with highs around 64°F, while nights are colder with lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Emerald Bay State Park, Sand Harbor, Round Hill Pines Beach and Marina
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Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters ©
Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters

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