10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Drive:  45​min
1
Carlsbad
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
4
Custer
— Few hours
Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Shirley
— Few hours
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: San Diego

1
night
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get in on the family fun at LEGOLAND California. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, make a trip to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Carlsbad trip itinerary maker website .

San Diego to Carlsbad is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Carlsbad, with lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Carlsbad

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

La Jolla, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
LEGOLAND California ©
LEGOLAND California

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, then look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Inspiration Point, then admire all the interesting features of Sunset Point, then take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, and finally take in the views from Natural Bridge.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Carlsbad to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Carlsbad in September, plan for slightly colder days in Bryce Canyon National Park, with highs around 70°F, while nights are colder with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Natural Bridge
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Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Sunrise Point ©
Sunrise Point

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Visit Uncle Tom's Trail and Beaver Ponds Loop Trail for their historical value. Spend the 30th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, and admire all the interesting features of Lamar Valley.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park holiday planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

few
hours
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Custer trip maker tool .

Do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Custer in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Custer: highs are around 57°F and lows about 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Shirley.

Things to do in Custer

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

few
hours
Shirley

Shirley ©
Shirley is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): hike along Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge and then steep yourself in history at William Floyd Estate.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Shirley trip itinerary builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Custer to Shirley. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Custer in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Shirley: highs are around 67°F and lows about 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shirley

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trip

William Floyd Estate
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Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge ©
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
William Floyd Estate ©
William Floyd Estate

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