12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Fresno
— Few hours
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
4
Sacramento
— Few hours
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
6
Sonoma
— 2 nights
7
Leggett
— Few hours
8
Eureka
— 1 night

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Fresno

Fresno
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fresno online trip itinerary maker.

Nashville to Fresno is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Nashville in September, expect nights in Fresno to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks Outdoors Nature
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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.
On the 24th (Thu), get great views at Washburn Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip site.

Traveling by bus from Fresno to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fresno in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village

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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.
On the 25th (Fri), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, thenstep into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at South Lake Brewing Company, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Genoa Cemetery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe journey planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 27th (Sun), you'll travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Historic Sites Transportation Tours

Side Trip

Genoa Cemetery
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Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Speed Boats Tours

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum and then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum.

Planning Sacramento trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, with highs in Sacramento at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums
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California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, visit Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Golden Gate Park, thenbrush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, thenbrowse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip planner.

You can drive from Sacramento to San Francisco in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sacramento in September, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sonoma.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Sonoma

Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
On the 30th (Wed), do a tasting at Sonoma Valley and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Sonoma Plaza, learn about winemaking at Gundlach Bundschu Winery, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sonoma route builder tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sonoma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sonoma, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Leggett.

Things to do in Sonoma

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Balloon Rides
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza
Sonoma Valley ©
Sonoma Valley

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Leggett

Leggett ©
Leggett is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Confusion Hill Gravity House and then make a trip to Chandelier Drive-Through Tree.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Leggett day trip app.

Traveling by car from Sonoma to Leggett takes 3 hours. Traveling from Sonoma in October, you will find days in Leggett are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Eureka.

Things to do in Leggett

Scenic Drive Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Confusion Hill Gravity House
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Confusion Hill Gravity House ©
Confusion Hill Gravity House

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Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Eureka trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Leggett to Eureka in 2 hours. In October in Eureka, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka

Scenic Drive Nature Parks

Side Trip

Trinidad
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Patrick's Point State Park ©
Patrick's Point State Park
Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse ©
Carson Mansion ©
Carson Mansion

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