10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive
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Bakersfield
— Few hours
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Denver International Airport
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Denver
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 1 night
Fly
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Fort Wayne
— 1 night
Fly
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Memphis
— 1 night
Fly
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Houston
— 1 night
Fly
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly

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Bakersfield

On the 26th (Sun), examine the collection at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace and then stop by California Fruit Depot.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bakersfield trip itinerary app.

Fresno to Bakersfield is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In July, daytime highs in Bakersfield are 100°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Shopping · Museums

3
nights
Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop (in Cascade), Hotel de Paris Museum (in Georgetown) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). There's lots more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from Bakersfield to Denver with the Route module. Traveling from Bakersfield to Denver, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bakersfield in July, things will get a bit cooler in Denver: highs are around 87°F and lows about 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

1
night
Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 30th (Thu), admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, then stroll around Millennium Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Denver to Chicago by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Chicago. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks

1
night
Fort Wayne

Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, meet the residents at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, and then explore the galleries of Cathedral Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Fort Wayne day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Chicago to Fort Wayne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Fort Wayne, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Fort Wayne, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
night
Memphis

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): examine the collection at Graceland, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Fort Wayne to Memphis takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fort Wayne to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fort Wayne in July: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 91°F and lows are around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Houston

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Houston trip planner.

You can fly from Memphis to Houston in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Houston, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites

1
night
Albuquerque

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then let little ones run wild at A Park Above.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque vacation builder app.

Getting from Houston to Albuquerque by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Houston in August; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 88°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

1
night
Santa Fe

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, then take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe day trip app.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 57°F in Santa Fe. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Adventure · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.