12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Napa
— 1 night
2
Sacramento
— 1 night
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Sat), do a tasting at Judd's Hill MicroCrush and then learn about winemaking at Jarvis Estate. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, thendo a tasting at Honig Vineyard & Winery, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Napa trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Napa is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Napa is minus 18 hours. When traveling from Brisbane in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Napa: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Nature

Side Trips

Honig Vineyard & Winery, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
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B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Honig Vineyard & Winery ©
Honig Vineyard & Winery

1
night
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 21st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, thenexplore the galleries of California State Capitol Museum, and finally get your game on at Enchambered: Sacramento Escape Room.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sacramento trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Napa to Sacramento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Napa in September; daily highs in Sacramento reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Enchambered: Sacramento Escape Room ©
Enchambered: Sacramento Escape Room
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum

2
nights
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 22nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): race across the water with a speed boat tour and then admire the majestic nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

You can drive from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sacramento in September, with highs in South Lake Tahoe at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Transportation

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
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Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site

3
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park sightseeing app.

You can take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. September in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Book Passage, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to °C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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