8 days in Reno, San Francisco & Spokane Itinerary

8 days in Reno, San Francisco & Spokane Itinerary

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8 days in Reno, San Francisco & Spokane Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Reno
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Spokane
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
We've included these beaches for you: Sand Harbor and Pope Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Van Sickle Bi-State Park and Nevada State Museum. Step out of Reno with an excursion to Lakeside Beach in South Lake Tahoe--about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Reno Arch and see the interesting displays at Nevada Historical Society.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Reno journey planner .

Los Angeles to Reno is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of tram, flight, and bus; or drive. In December, Reno is cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 47°F and lows of 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Reno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe, Sand Harbor, Nevada State Museum
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Sand Harbor ©
Sand Harbor
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Nevada State Museum ©
Nevada State Museum

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to San Gregorio State Beach in San Gregorio--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Exploratorium, wander the streets of Union Square, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and don't miss a visit to The Embarcadero.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and subway from Reno to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Reno in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Spokane.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Gregorio State Beach
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. On the 27th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, then admire the natural beauty at Manito Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Spokane sightseeing planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Spokane by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in Spokane reach 33°F and lows reach 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge ©
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes ©
Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes
Manito Park ©
Manito Park

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