10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Drive to Olympic Valley
Olympic Valley
— 1 night
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
— 1 night
San Francisco
— 2 nights


Olympic Valley — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): trek along Five Lakes Creek Trailhead and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): hike along Eagle Rock Hiking Trail and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Olympic Valley trip planner.

Columbus to Olympic Valley is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Columbus to Olympic Valley, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Columbus in August, expect colder with lows of 38°F in Olympic Valley. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trips

Yosemite National Park — 5 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.
Bring the kids along to Glacier Point and Lembert Dome. The adventure continues: cruise along Tioga Pass, trek along Mariposa Grove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic Valley to Yosemite National Park. In August in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Monterey.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Monterey — 1 night

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on Elkhorn Slough Safari and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Monterey attractions planning app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip

San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Mon), browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf. On your second day here, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

United States travel guide

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.