10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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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
6
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): walk around Golden Gate Park, then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary site.

Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car 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.
On the 27th (Tue), snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park journey planner.

Drive from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Big Sur in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are slightly colder (43°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Tallac Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Vikingsholm, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in South Lake Tahoe are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly 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 30th (Fri): try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from South Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June, things will get much hotter in Las Vegas: highs are around 103°F and lows about 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 84°F and lows about 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Zion National Park tour itinerary maker website.

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 July, expect Zion National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 94°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch and then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Arches National Park road trip planning site.

Drive from Zion National Park to Arches National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Arches National Park, with lows of 67°F.
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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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Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.
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