8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
3
Sacramento
— 1 night
4
Truckee
— 2 nights

2
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: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Francisco. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Battery Spencer
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 17th (Fri), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenfind something for the whole family at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and then admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Point Lobos, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

17-Mile Drive, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Point Lobos, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 19th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at California State Capitol Museum, examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, thengrab your bike and head to American River Bicycle Trail, and finally trek along Elk Grove Creek Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sacramento online vacation planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Sacramento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Cruz in July: high temperatures in Sacramento hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Elk Grove Creek Trail
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California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

2
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Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at D.L. Bliss State Park, hike along Eagle Falls Trail, and then trek along Eagle Rock Hiking Trail. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner, thenrelax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then trek along Tompkins Memorial Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Truckee route maker app.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to Truckee takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sacramento in July, you will find days in Truckee are slightly colder (°F), and nights are cooler (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, D.L. Bliss State Park, Eagle Falls Trail
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River Rafting & Tubing
D.L. Bliss State Park ©
D.L. Bliss State Park
Tahoe Donner ©
Tahoe Donner

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