8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Reno
— 2 nights
Drive
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Downieville
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Reno

— 2 nights

Biggest Little City in the World

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
On the 16th (Sat), see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Fourth Ward School Museum and then fly down the slopes at Tahoe Donner.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Reno online sightseeing planner.

Washington DC to Reno is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC to Reno, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Reno, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 35°F. You will leave for Downieville on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Reno

Tours · Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Downieville

— 1 night
Downieville is a census-designated place in and the county seat of Sierra County, California, United States. On the 18th (Mon), hike along The Downieville Downhill.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Downieville day trip website.

Getting from Reno to Downieville by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Reno in March, expect nights in Downieville to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are little chillier, around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Downieville

Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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 19th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Mono County Museum and then take in the natural beauty of Travertine Hot Spring. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls and then get great views at Valley View.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Downieville to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Downieville in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 21st (Thu), see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and then get curious at California Academy of Sciences. On your second day here, get curious at Exploratorium and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco attractions planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in March: highs in San Francisco hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 50°F. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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.