9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive
3
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Syracuse

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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Point, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip maker.

Syracuse to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Syracuse to San Francisco. Traveling from Syracuse in October, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 73°F and 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Sacramento

— 1 night

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the galleries of California State Capitol Museum, then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, then stop by Andy's Candy Apothecary, and finally hike along Elk Grove Creek Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sacramento tour planning site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Sacramento in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Sacramento to be little chillier, around 51°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Truckee.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Trails

Side Trip

Truckee

— 1 night
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the waterfront activity at Donner Lake Watersports & Marina, stroll through Five Lakes Creek Trailhead, and then hike along Tompkins Memorial Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Truckee trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Sacramento to Truckee in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sacramento in October, you will find days in Truckee are a bit cooler (63°F), and nights are cooler (26°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Washburn Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Half Dome.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Truckee to Yosemite National Park. In October, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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.