8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Big Sur
— 1 day
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Yachats
— 1 night

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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 18th (Sun): stroll through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and then hike along Partington Cove.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Big Sur trip site.

Los Angeles to Big Sur is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, things will get little chillier in Big Sur: highs are around 70°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe and then hit the best photo ops around with Tahoe Photographic Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe road trip site.

You can drive from Big Sur to South Lake Tahoe in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from Big Sur in October, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in South Lake Tahoe: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Wine Tours From Tahoe
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Tahoe Photographic Tours ©
Tahoe Photographic Tours

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 20th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, trek along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Yosemite Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Minaret Vista and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes road trip tool.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Minaret Vista ©
Minaret Vista
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by bus from Mammoth Lakes to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in October, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be warmer, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Parks
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Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, then stop by Lion Heart Book Store, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle travel route planner.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Seattle in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Seattle, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yachats.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Strawberry Hill Wayside, then stroll through Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then appreciate the history behind Bazalgette the Whale at Whale Park, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yachats road trip app.

Getting from Seattle to Yachats by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Yachats sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yachats

Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Strawberry Hill Wayside
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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Strawberry Hill Wayside ©
Strawberry Hill Wayside

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