8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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Truckee
— 1 night
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
5
Big Sur
— 1 night

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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.
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Houston to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Houston to South Lake Tahoe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in July: highs in South Lake Tahoe hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Meeks Bay Beach
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Baldwin Beach ©
Baldwin Beach
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

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Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at West End Beach, thendo a tasting at Truckee River Winery, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Truckee trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Truckee, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Truckee River Winery ©
Truckee River Winery

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, thentrek along Nevada Falls Loop, and then hike along Four Mile Trail. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, thenhike along Panorama Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by bus from Truckee to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Truckee in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Yosemite National Park, with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, thentake in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Exploratorium, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step aboard USS Pampanito.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco holiday maker website.

Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around °F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 3rd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Big Sur route builder website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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