8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 1 day
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Jose
— 1 night
Train
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Sacramento
— 1 night
Bus
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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Drive to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport, Drive to Hawthorne

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You've now added Universal Studios Hollywood to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Los Angeles. In January in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (59°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): make a trip to Fairy Tale Cottages of Hugh Comstock and then shop like a local with Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Monterey itinerary maker app.

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. February in Monterey sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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San Jose

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Jose trip planner.

Drive from Monterey to San Jose in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in San Jose are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Jose

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

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 5th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sacramento road trip planning site.

You can take a train from San Jose to Sacramento in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. February in Sacramento sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 42°F at night. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Sacramento

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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night
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.
On the 5th (Tue), explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a bus from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento in February, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are a bit cooler (47°F), and nights are colder (22°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.