8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive
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Truckee
— 2 nights
Drive

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Francisco. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 17th (Fri), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then find something for the whole family at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and then admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then cruise along 17-Mile Drive.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Cruz day trip planning website.

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Cruz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Sacramento

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 19th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at California State Capitol Museum, examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, then grab your bike and head to American River Bicycle Trail, and finally trek along Elk Grove Creek Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sacramento online vacation planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Sacramento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Cruz in July: high temperatures in Sacramento hover around 93°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at D.L. Bliss State Park, hike along Eagle Falls Trail, and then trek along Eagle Rock Hiking Trail. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then trek along Tompkins Memorial Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Truckee route maker app.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to Truckee takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sacramento in July, you will find days in Truckee are slightly colder (82°F), and nights are cooler (40°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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

4.3
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.