10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For more things to do and other tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation planning site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Francisco. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F at night. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum, then see the interesting displays at Pioneer Memorial Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Hutchings Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Denver.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Denver

— 2 nights

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.
On the 7th (Tue), get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, then see the interesting displays at Cussler Museum, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, then see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Denver travel route app.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, Denver is a bit cooler at night with lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 9th (Thu), admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, and then admire the local landmark of Crown Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, explore the activities along Chicago River, then grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Fox in a Box Chicago.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Chicago. Traveling from Denver in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chicago, with lows around 61°F. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Met Cloisters and New York Public Library. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Brooklyn Heights Promenade and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, stop by SoHo, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New York City travel route tool.

You can fly from Chicago to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City. September in New York City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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.