9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Reno
— 1 day
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Sacramento
— 1 night
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
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Reno

— 1 day

Biggest Little City in the World

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
On the 29th (Wed), try to win big at Atlantis Casino, then get to know the fascinating history of Truckee River Walk, and then try your luck at Casino at Silver Legacy Resort.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Reno trip builder tool.

Hermiston to Reno is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In July, daytime highs in Reno are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Reno

Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites

South Lake Tahoe

— 3 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Genoa Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Pope Beach, fly down the slopes at Heavenly Mountain Resort, and then admire the majestic nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Reno to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Reno in July; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach 82°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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.
On the 1st (Sat), cruise along Tioga Pass, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park route website.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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 3rd (Mon): grab your bike and head to American River Bicycle Trail, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sacramento Zoo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sacramento online holiday planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Sacramento in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August; daily highs in Sacramento reach 91°F and lows reach 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Crater Lake National Park

— 2 nights
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): head off the coast to Wizard Island, then hike along Cleetwood Cove Trail, and then explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Vidae Falls, admire all the interesting features of Rim Dr, and then steep yourself in history at Rim Village Visitor Center.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park tour planner.

You can fly from Sacramento to Crater Lake National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Crater Lake National Park are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

United States travel guide

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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.