8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Calistoga
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sacramento road trip app .

Dallas to Sacramento is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Dallas to Sacramento, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Dallas in May since evenings lows in Sacramento dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Sacramento Waterfront ©
Old Sacramento Waterfront

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento in May, expect South Lake Tahoe to be a bit cooler, temps between 63°F and 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Beaches Outdoors Parks

2
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, then grab your bike and head to American River Bicycle Trail, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sacramento day trip site .

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in May: high temperatures in Sacramento hover around 81°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in Sacramento

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sacramento Historic City Cemetery ©
Sacramento Historic City Cemetery
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament ©
American River Bicycle Trail ©
American River Bicycle Trail

1
day
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
On the 14th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Calistoga trip planning app .

Getting from Sacramento to Calistoga by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sacramento in May; daily highs in Calistoga reach 76°F and lows reach 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Calistoga

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Modus Operandi Cellars, Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Safari West ©
Safari West

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palace of Fine Arts Theatre as well as 17-Mile Drive. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will get you outdoors. Fisherman's Wharf and Golden Gate Bridge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Embarcadero.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip site .

Traveling by car from Calistoga to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. While traveling from Calistoga, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

17-Mile Drive, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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