9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Tahoe City
— 1 night
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Santa Rosa
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Detroit
— 1 day
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Tahoe City

— 1 night
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tahoe City trip planner.

New York City to Tahoe City is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Tahoe City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, Tahoe City is much colder at night with lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches
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Santa Rosa

— 3 nights

Where Everything Comes Together

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Howarth Park and Spring Lake Park. Explore Santa Rosa's surroundings by going to Point Reyes Hiking Trails (in Point Reyes National Seashore) and Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Annadel State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna de Santa Rosa, learn about winemaking at Matanzas Creek Winery, and appreciate the views at Bennett Valley.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santa Rosa travel route builder website.

You can drive from Tahoe City to Santa Rosa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tahoe City in July since evenings lows in Santa Rosa dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Hiller Aviation Museum (in San Carlos), Half Moon Bay (Miramar Beach & Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail) and Stanford Memorial Church (in Palo Alto). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bean Hollow State Beach and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

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

Getting from Santa Rosa to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Santa Rosa in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Detroit

— 1 day

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): walk around Elizabeth Park, then stroll around Heritage Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St. Mary's Church, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Detroit trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Detroit takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Detroit is 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: high temperatures in Detroit hover around 82°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.

Sonoma County travel guide

4.8
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · State Parks
Less than an hour from San Francisco, Sonoma County bills itself as the "Number 1 Wine Destination in the U.S." for good reason. Though not as famous as the neighboring Napa Valley, Sonoma County features a rolling landscape dotted with over 250 wineries. The county ranks among the country's most agriculturally productive regions. It turns out not only some of America's finest grapes, but also hops, prunes, and apples. The county manages to cling to its leisurely way of life--which is how the local nickname "Slow-noma" got started (despite the fact that the valley attracts nearly 8 million tourists annually)--and is really more about simple enjoyment than a jam-packed sightseeing itinerary. Napa may be better known, but as the crowds of visitors continue to clog the roads there, Sonoma's appeal as a vacation destination only grows.