10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Ventura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Pasadena
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Rome

2
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 2nd (Sun), examine the collection at Old Sacramento Waterfront, explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and finally do a tasting at The Undergound Tasting Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at California State Capitol Museum and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sacramento trip itinerary builder site .

Rome, Italy to Sacramento is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Rome to Sacramento. Traveling from Rome in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Sacramento. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Adventure Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Old Sacramento Waterfront ©
Old Sacramento Waterfront
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum

1
night
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 4th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pope Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento in August, things will get slightly colder in South Lake Tahoe: highs are around 32°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Morro Bay.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

1
night
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock, then take in the exciting artwork at Fiona Bleu Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, and finally stroll through Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Morro Bay attractions planning tool .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Morro Bay in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Morro Bay, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cambria
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve

1
night
Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): do a tasting at Rancho Sisquoc Winery, then do a tasting at Foxen Vineyard & Winery, and then do a tasting at Presqu'ile Winery.

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You can drive from Morro Bay to Santa Maria in an hour. In August in Santa Maria, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ventura.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Wineries
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Foxen Vineyard & Winery ©
Foxen Vineyard & Winery
Rancho Sisquoc Winery ©
Rancho Sisquoc Winery
Presqu'ile Winery ©
Presqu'ile Winery

2
nights
Ventura

Ventura ©
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. On the 7th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and then stroll through Zuma Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, admire all the interesting features of State Street Underpass, then contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, and finally grab your bike and head to Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ventura online day trip planner .

Drive from Santa Maria to Ventura in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ventura are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pasadena.

Things to do in Ventura

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Zuma Beach, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path ©
Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

1
night
Pasadena

Pasadena ©
Known as the "City of Roses," Pasadena hosts the annual Rose Bowl parade and football game.
On the 9th (Sun), explore the fascinating landscape at The Huntington Desert Garden, examine the collection at The Gamble House, then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and finally shop like a local with Old Pasadena.

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Traveling by car from Ventura to Pasadena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ventura in August, expect nights in Pasadena to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pasadena

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

The Huntington Desert Garden
Highlights from your plan
The Huntington Desert Garden ©
The Huntington Desert Garden
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum
The Gamble House ©
The Gamble House

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