9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Yountville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Miranda
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Muir Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
End: San Francisco

1
night
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 Crissy Field as well as Lombard Street. On the 5th (Sat), take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning website .

Houston to San Francisco is an approximately 0-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to San Francisco. In October, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Houston - with highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 6th (Sun), get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Wawona online visit planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Wawona takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Wawona, with highs around 81°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

1
night
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.
Tahoe Amore has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): indulge your senses at Tahoe Amore.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe tour builder .

You can drive from Wawona to South Lake Tahoe in 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Wawona in October; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach 64°F and lows reach 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Yountville.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Mt. Tallac Trail ©
Mt. Tallac Trail
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm

2
nights
Yountville

Yountville ©
Named after the man responsible for establishing Napa Valley's first vineyard, Yountville is a destination for foodies.
You've now added Timeless Napa Wine Tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Cliff Lede Vineyards, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, then do a tasting at Bell Wine Cellars, then admire the striking features of Domaine Chandon, and finally look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards and then indulge your senses at Timeless Napa Wine Tours.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Yountville holiday planner .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yountville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October; daily highs in Yountville reach 77°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Miranda.

Things to do in Yountville

Wineries Tours Shopping

Side Trips

St. Helena, Oxbow Public Market
Highlights from your plan
Domaine Chandon ©
Domaine Chandon
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market
Bell Wine Cellars ©
Bell Wine Cellars

2
nights
Miranda

Miranda ©
Miranda is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Avenue of the Giants. On the 12th (Sat), get outside with Founders Grove, appreciate the history behind High Water Mark, then explore and take pictures at Humboldt Redwoods State Park, then cruise along Avenue of the Giants, and finally stop by Art of the Burl Redwood Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Miranda online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Yountville to Miranda by car takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from Yountville in October, plan for slightly colder days in Miranda, with highs around 62°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Muir Beach.

Things to do in Miranda

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trips

Weott, Avenue of the Giants
Highlights from your plan
Avenue of the Giants ©
Avenue of the Giants
Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Founders Grove ©
Founders Grove

few
hours
Muir Beach

Muir Beach ©
Muir Beach is a census designated place (CDP), unincorporated community, and beach that is located 16.5mi northwest of San Francisco in western Marin County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Muir Beach Overlook and then look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Muir Beach trip site .

Traveling by car from Miranda to Muir Beach takes 4 hours. When traveling from Miranda in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Muir Beach, with highs around 77°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Muir Beach

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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