9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Little Rock
Fly:  7​h 30​min
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Sacramento
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Carmel
— 1 day
Drive:  15​min
5
Monterey
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
6
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
San Luis Obispo
— Few hours
drive:  7​h 30​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
drive:  7​h 30​min
10
Sacramento
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Little Rock

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Sacramento

Sacramento
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Sacramento tour itinerary maker app .

Little Rock to Sacramento is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Little Rock in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 58°F in Sacramento. You will leave for Napa on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Sacramento

Wineries Parks Tours

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Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Napa trip maker app .

Drive from Sacramento to Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sacramento in June, with highs in Napa at 80°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Cornerstone Sonoma
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Wilderness Park ©
Skyline Wilderness Park
Trinitas Cellars ©
Trinitas Cellars
Cornerstone Sonoma ©
Cornerstone Sonoma

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Musee Mecanique, Ghirardelli Square, Lands End, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 12th (Wed), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then steep yourself in history at Presidio of San Francisco.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

Getting from Napa to San Francisco by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Napa in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stroll through Del Mar Beach, do a tasting at Folktale Winery & Vineyard, and then take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Folktale Winery & Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Folktale Winery & Vineyard ©
Folktale Winery & Vineyard

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Monterey

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey trip itinerary maker tool .

Monterey is very close to Carmel. In June, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

AiX, Lovers Point

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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.
For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Big Sur journey builder site .

You can take a bus from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Another option is to drive. June in Big Sur sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. On the 15th (Sat), you're off toCambria.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the history at Mission San Antonio de Padua, look for gifts at Red Moose Cookie Company, then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Leffingwell Landing, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then stroll through Sand Dollar Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cambria trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Cambria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Big Sur in June, plan for much hotter days in Cambria, with highs around 93°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Simeon, Mission San Antonio de Padua, Sand Dollar Beach
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Luis Obispo vacation maker tool .

Traveling by car from Cambria to San Luis Obispo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cambria in June, you will find days in San Luis Obispo are slightly colder (78°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Shopping

Side Trip

The Shell Shop

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel route planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from San Luis Obispo to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Luis Obispo in June since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©
On the 18th (Tue), hike along Loch Leven Lakes Trail, admire the striking features of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at American River Bicycle Trail, and finally stop by Evangeline's. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Beals Point and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Lower American River.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sacramento road trip site .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Yosemite National Park to Sacramento in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Sacramento: highs are around 91°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Beals Point
Highlights from your plan
Loch Leven Lakes Trail ©
Loch Leven Lakes Trail
Lower American River ©
Lower American River
American River Bicycle Trail ©
American River Bicycle Trail

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