10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Solitary Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Daisy Geyser, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along North Rim Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Norris Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Norris Back Basin, explore the striking landscape at Artists Paintpots, then take in the dramatic natural features at Beryl Spring, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Monument Geyser Basin.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online day trip planner.

Oakland to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 17.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, shuttle, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Oakland in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yellowstone National Park, with lows of 38°F. You'll set off for Salt Lake City on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Salt Lake City

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate the long history of McCune Mansion.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip planning website.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, Salt Lake City is much warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 92°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.
For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park journey builder site.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 54°F in Zion National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

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 19th (Wed): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, then get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (101°F), and nights are warmer (77°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at The Devil's Speedway, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eureka Mine, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

Plan trip to Death Valley National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 70°F in Death Valley National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as 26-Mile Bike Path and Salt Creek Beach. Get some historical perspective at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Dana Point Parasail (in Dana Point) and Laguna Beach (Main Beach, 1,000 Steps Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Hollywood Bowl Museum, get engrossed in the history at Skirball Cultural Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
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.