59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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59 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lyon
tram + Fly:  15​h
1
Seattle
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Olga, Orcas Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Lopez Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Port Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
North Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
train + bus:  7​h
9
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
11
Mosier
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Welches
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
14
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
15
Reedsport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
16
Crater Lake National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
17
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
18
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
19
Kings Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
20
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
21
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
22
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
23
Big Sur
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + foot + Fly + train:  19​h 15​min
End: Lyon

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chihuly Garden and Glass and Glasshouse Studio. Kids will appreciate attractions like Pike Place Market and Bloedel Reserve. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien), Murhut Falls (in Olympic National Park) and Chain Lakes Loop (in Bellingham). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, look for all kinds of wild species at Theler Wetlands Belfair Nature Preserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Green Lake Park, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Seattle online tour itinerary planner .

Lyon, France to Seattle is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of tram and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lyon to Seattle is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Lyon in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Seattle, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Olga.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Murhut Falls, Owen Beach, Theler Wetlands Belfair Nature Preserve, Bloedel Reserve, Chain Lakes Loop
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 18:
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
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Olga, Orcas Island

Olga ©
Olga is a waterfront unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.HistoryOlga was founded in 1860, after William Moore homesteaded the region. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get outside with Obstruction Pass State Park and then experience rural life at Buck Bay Shellfish Farm.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Olga trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Olga takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Seattle in June, things will get slightly colder in Olga: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Lopez Island.

Things to do in Olga

Outdoors

Side Trip

Obstruction Pass State Park
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:
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Obstruction Pass State Park ©
Obstruction Pass State Park
Buck Bay Shellfish Farm ©
Buck Bay Shellfish Farm

1
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Lopez Island

Lopez Island ©
On the 20th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Spencer Spit State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Reef Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lopez Island day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Olga to Lopez Island takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lopez Island are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Lopez Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:
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Shark Reef Sanctuary ©
Shark Reef Sanctuary
Spencer Spit State Park ©
Spencer Spit State Park

3
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Lime Kiln Point State Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Springtide Paddlesports and The Whale Museum. There's much more to do: head outdoors with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands, view the masterpieces at Island Studios, admire the majestic nature at Stuart Island State Park, and explore the world behind art at IMA - San Juan Islands Museum of Art.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor travel route site .

Traveling by car from Lopez Island to Friday Harbor takes 1.5 hours. June in Friday Harbor sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

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Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 25th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Dungeness River Audubon Center, then experience rural life at Graysmarsh Berry Farm, and then hike along Second Beach Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at The Lavender Connection and then learn about winemaking at Harbinger Winery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Angeles itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Friday Harbor to Port Angeles in 5.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Port Angeles can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Olympia.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sequim, Olympic National Park
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:
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Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail
Dungeness River Audubon Center ©
Dungeness River Audubon Center

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Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. On the 27th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Washington State Capitol. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Childhood's End Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area, and then hike along Tolmie State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Olympia trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Port Angeles to Olympia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Angeles in June: highs in Olympia hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to North Bend.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

The Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:
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Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park
Hands On Children's Museum ©
Hands On Children's Museum

1
night
North Bend

North Bend ©
North Bend is a city in King County, Washington, United States. On the 30th (Sun), try to win big at Snoqualmie Casino, then examine the collection at Northwest Railway Museum, and then stroll through Twin Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the North Bend attractions planner.

You can drive from Olympia to North Bend in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Olympia in June since evenings lows in North Bend dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in North Bend

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trip

Snoqualmie
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:
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Snoqualmie Casino ©
Snoqualmie Casino
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Northwest Railway Museum ©
Northwest Railway Museum

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, then stroll through Trail of the Shadows, and then trek along Skyline Trail. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Ashford Creek Pottery and then hike along Box Canyon Loop.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park online route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from North Bend to Mount Rainier National Park. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from North Bend in June since evenings lows in Mount Rainier National Park dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Ashford Creek Pottery
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls
Ashford Creek Pottery ©
Ashford Creek Pottery

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, take an in-depth tour of Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Cannon Beach Gallery, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

Before you visit Cannon Beach, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Mount Rainier National Park to Cannon Beach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Manzanita Beach
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get outside with Big Winds. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and then do a tasting at Sunshine Mill Winery.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hood River trip planner .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Hood River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cannon Beach in July, expect nights in Hood River to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Mosier.

Things to do in Hood River

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Starvation Creek State Park, Sunshine Mill Winery
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Starvation Creek State Park ©
Starvation Creek State Park
Sunshine Mill Winery ©
Sunshine Mill Winery

1
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Mosier

Mosier ©
Mosier is a city in Wasco County, Oregon, United States. On the 8th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Rowena Crest Viewpoint, do a tasting at Memaloose Winery, and then do a tasting at Cor Cellars.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mosier visit planner .

Mosier is just a short distance from Hood River. When traveling from Hood River in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mosier, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Mosier

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Lyle
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:
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Idiot's Grace ©
Idiot's Grace
Rowena Crest Viewpoint ©
Rowena Crest Viewpoint
Cor Cellars ©
Cor Cellars

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Red Ridge Farms and Willamette Valley Vineyards. Get outdoors at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Camassia Natural Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Silver Falls State Park (in Sublimity), Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Domaine Serene (in Dayton).

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Portland road trip planner.

You can drive from Mosier to Portland in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Mosier in July, you will find days in Portland are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Welches.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Dayton, Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge, Camassia Natural Area, Silver Falls State Park, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Willamette Valley Vineyards ©
Willamette Valley Vineyards

1
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Welches

Welches ©
Welches is an unincorporated community in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): trek along Little Zigzag Falls and then take a peaceful walk through Wildwood Recreation Site.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Welches tour planner .

Traveling by car from Portland to Welches takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Welches

Outdoors Trails Wildlife

Side Trip

Little Zigzag Falls
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Little Zigzag Falls ©
Little Zigzag Falls
Wildwood Recreation Site ©
Wildwood Recreation Site

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Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, and then trek along Hobbit Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Heceta Beach and then see the interesting displays at Siuslaw Pioneer Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Florence travel planner.

Getting from Welches to Florence by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Welches in July, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Reedsport.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yachats
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Heceta Beach ©
Heceta Beach
Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well

1
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Reedsport

Reedsport ©
Reedsport is a city in Douglas County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): make a trip to Tsunami Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Reedsport sightseeing planner .

Reedsport is just a short distance from Florence. In July in Reedsport, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Reedsport

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trip

Tsunami Gallery
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:
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Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area ©
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
Tsunami Gallery ©
Tsunami Gallery

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Colliding Rivers Viewpoint has been added to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Crater Lake National Park and Sun Notch Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint and Garfield Peak. Explore Crater Lake National Park's surroundings by going to Umpqua National Forest (in Umpqua), Waldo Lake (in Oakridge) and National Creek Falls (in Prospect). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Watchman Peak, hike along Annie Creek Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnacles Trail, and admire the sheer force of Vidae Falls.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park online road trip planner .

Drive from Reedsport to Crater Lake National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from Reedsport in July, plan for much warmer days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 40°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Prospect, Umpqua National Forest, Colliding Rivers Viewpoint, Waldo Lake
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Watchman Peak ©
Watchman Peak
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint ©
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July, you will find days in Redwood National Park are cooler (20°C), and nights are a bit cooler (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Lady Bird Johnson Grove
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Step out of the city life by going to Bodega Dunes and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Step out of San Francisco to go to Jenner and see Goat Rock Beach, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning app .

Getting from Redwood National Park to San Francisco by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway; or drive. When traveling from Redwood National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kings Beach.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Goat Rock Beach, Bodega Dunes, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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Kings Beach

Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Placer County, California, United States on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. On the 27th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Burnt Cedar Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Harbor, and then trek along Tahoe Meadows Whole Access Interpretive Trail. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the kids burn off some steam at Commons Beach Park and then enjoy the sea views from Lake Tahoe.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Kings Beach online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from San Francisco to Kings Beach in 3.5 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Kings Beach: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Kings Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, Commons Beach Park
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
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Burnt Cedar Beach ©
Burnt Cedar Beach
Commons Beach Park ©
Commons Beach Park
Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Beach Campground and then immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe travel tool .

You can drive from Kings Beach to South Lake Tahoe in an hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kings Beach in July since evenings lows in South Lake Tahoe dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nevada Beach Campground
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
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Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Nevada Beach Campground ©
Nevada Beach Campground

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Visiting Vernal Fall and Lembert Dome will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. In July in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:
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Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Bay State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): get great views at Twin Peaks and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay State Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:
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Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Hawthorne Gallery, admire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally stroll through Partington Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, then kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Coast Gallery Big Sur.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Big Sur online journey planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Big Sur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Joullian Vineyards & Winery
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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