10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

Make it your trip
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio and then see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Chicago to Las Vegas is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. In November, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 68°F and lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 7th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, take some stellar pictures from Father Crowley Vista Point, take in breathtaking views at Titus Canyon, then take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, and finally explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip maker website.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): hike along Congress Trail, trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. In November in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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 9th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Yosemite Museum Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Merced River. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pioneer Yosemite History Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, and finally trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in November, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 54°F, while nights are colder with lows around 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Fourth Street and Treasure Fest. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Half Moon Bay State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Half Moon Bay (Gray Whale Cove State Beach & Mavericks). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, trek along Lands End, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planning website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

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.