10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Custer
— 1 day
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Reno
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Fly
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Custer

— 1 day
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, then appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Custer trip planning tool.

Charlotte to Custer is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Charlotte to Custer, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Custer is a bit cooler than Charlotte - with highs of 80°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Moab trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Custer to Moab takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Custer in July, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around 97°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Trails

South Lake Tahoe

— 1 night
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 2nd (Mon), indulge your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe vacation maker website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to South Lake Tahoe in 9.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Moab in August, with highs in South Lake Tahoe at 81°F and lows at 44°F. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Jackson Hole

— 1 night
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, then see what you can catch with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School, and then take a memorable tour with Ana's Grand Excursions.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read Jackson Hole trip planner.

You can fly from South Lake Tahoe to Jackson Hole in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from South Lake Tahoe to Jackson Hole is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, hike along Observation Point Trail, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll around Millennium Park, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and then meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago is 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Chicago are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are much warmer (67°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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.

Utah travel guide

4.7
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.