9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Fly
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
2
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive
3
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): go for a walk through Lombard Street, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then visit Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Exploratorium, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then get great views at Battery Spencer.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Francisco trip simple and quick.

Tampa to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Tampa to San Francisco. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tampa in December, with highs in San Francisco at 59°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Alcatraz Island ©
Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
Exploratorium ©
Science Museum
Exploratorium
4.6

1
night
Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 27th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park, and then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Big Sur road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in December, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Limekiln State Park ©
State Park
Limekiln State Park
4.6
Bixby Bridge ©
Bridge
Bixby Bridge
4.6

1
night
Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Cross Country, then see the world from above with HeliTahoe, then glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, and finally contemplate the long history of Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Truckee tour itinerary builder app.

Drive from Big Sur to Truckee in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Big Sur in December; daily highs in Truckee reach 41°F and lows reach 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Tahoe Donner Cross Country ©
Cross-country Ski Area
Tahoe Donner Cross Country
5.0
HeliTahoe ©
Helicopter Tour
HeliTahoe
4.3

3
nights
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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Truckee to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. In December, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Half Dome ©
Geologic Formation
Half Dome
4.9
Vernal Fall ©
Waterfall
Vernal Fall
4.8

2
nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park journey planning website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Moro Rock Trail ©
Geologic Formation
Moro Rock Trail
4.9

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