10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Palm Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Seattle

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, get engrossed in the history at Tenderloin Museum, and stroll through Baker Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online holiday planner .

Seattle to San Francisco is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
On the 19th (Wed), get advice or help at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Four Mile Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and then explore the striking landscape at North Dome.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip tool .

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 June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are little chillier (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail

1
day
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Cabot's Pueblo Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon, explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway, and finally look for gifts at Brandini Toffee.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Palm Springs trip itinerary app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Palm Springs. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, things will get warmer in Palm Springs: highs are around 106°F and lows about 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cabot's Pueblo Museum
Highlights from your plan
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Palm Springs Art Museum ©
Palm Springs Art Museum
Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway ©
Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway

1
night
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden, don't miss a visit to Arch Rock, then trek along Ryan Mountain, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park tour app .

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Joshua Tree National Park can reach 102°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Keys View ©
Keys View
Ryan Mountain ©
Ryan Mountain
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then make a trip to The Strip, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel route planning site .

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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