10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Castello di Amorosa and Filbert Steps for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Muir Woods National Monument and Marin Headlands. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena--about 1h 25 min away. Dedicate the 21st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco tour planner.

Philadelphia to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Francisco, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Filbert Steps ©
Filbert Steps
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve and Bodie State Historic Park. Get outdoors at Tunnel View and Yosemite Falls. Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel website .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get curious at California Science Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, then steep yourself in history at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be warmer, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then snap pictures at Coronado Bridge.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Diego holiday planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (79°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Nature Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coronado Bridge ©
Coronado Bridge

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
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 27th (Fri): have fun at Battlefield Vegas, try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, and finally get engrossed in the history at Titanic.

Make your Las Vegas itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Fun & Games Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
Titanic ©
Titanic

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