10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h
1
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Washington DC

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 3rd (Sat), perfect your strike at Lucky Strike Phoenix. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then get your game on at Flip Dunk.

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Washington DC to Phoenix is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Phoenix. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 105°F and lows are around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Lucky Strike Phoenix ©
Lucky Strike Phoenix

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Powell Point, then engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Mohave Point and then trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online day trip planner .

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in August, things will get cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 80°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): engage your brain at Exploratorium and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco day trip tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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