12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Fresno
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Sacramento
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Sonoma
— 2 nights
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Leggett
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Eureka
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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 travel. You can also fly; or 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 64°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 92°F. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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, then take 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 car from Fresno to Yosemite National Park takes 3 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fresno in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

South Lake Tahoe

— 2 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.
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, then step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, then indulge 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 drive from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 39°F. On the 27th (Sun), you'll travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Transportation

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Sacramento

River City

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.

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Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, with highs in Sacramento at 88°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

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, then brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, then browse 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 (76°F), and nights are about the same (58°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 · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

Sonoma

— 2 nights
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 do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sonoma, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Leggett.

Things to do in Sonoma

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

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 (65°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Eureka.

Things to do in Leggett

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
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Eureka

— 1 night
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 63°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka

Scenic Drive · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

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.

Humboldt County travel guide

4.2
Scenic Drive · State Parks · Landmarks