10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
Drive
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 1 day

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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the striking features of Coit Tower, then explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: walk around Golden Gate Park, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker site.

Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.
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Big Sur — 1 night

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 10th (Wed): take in the views from Bixby Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

Plan trip to Big Sur with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from San Francisco to Big Sur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 1 day

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.
On the 11th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip app.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Big Sur in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe — 2 nights

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.
On the 12th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Tallac Historic Site, then admire the landmark architecture of Vikingsholm, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip planning website.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from South Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August: highs in Las Vegas hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 1 night

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 15th (Mon), hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 1 night

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): hike along The Narrows.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in Zion National Park are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Arches National Park.
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Arches National Park — 1 day

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 17th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch and then don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Arches National Park travel planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in August since evenings lows in Arches National Park dip to 20°C.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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