10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
— 1 night
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St. Helena
— 1 night
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Truckee
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Diego

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Diego online tour itinerary planner.

New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in San Diego at 78°F and lows at 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

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St. Helena

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the St. Helena trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to St. Helena takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Diego in October since evenings lows in St. Helena dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Truckee.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 13th (Tue), kick your exploration up a notch at Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks, then take a tour by water with Grand Tahoe Charters, Wild Goose II-Boat Tours, and then hike along Tompkins Memorial Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Truckee vacation site.

Getting from St. Helena to Truckee by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. Traveling from St. Helena in October, expect nights in Truckee to be colder, around 26°F, while days are slightly colder, around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Yosemite National Park

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Truckee to Yosemite National Park. In October, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 17th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, cruise along Artists Dr, then explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally trot along with Furnace Creek Stables.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are warmer (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 62°F. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.

Napa Valley travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.