10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Zion National Park
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Colorado Springs
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 1 night
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Austin
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Houston
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El Paso
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San Diego
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Zion National Park

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park. Keep things going the next day: trek along The Narrows.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Zion National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Los Angeles to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 90°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Colorado Springs

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): walk around Garden of the Gods, then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and finally look for gifts at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to Colorado Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Zion National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Amarillo

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take a pleasant ride with Palo Duro Riding Stables, then wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, and then don't miss a visit to Huge Pair of Legs.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Amarillo travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Amarillo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Colorado Springs to Amarillo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in August: high temperatures in Amarillo hover around 89°F and lows are around 65°F. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dallas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

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Dallas

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dallas holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Amarillo to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amarillo in August, expect Dallas to be a bit warmer, temps between 96°F and 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): relax and float downstream with ATXcursions, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and then stop by Waterloo Records.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Austin vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Austin are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

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Houston

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston road trip website.

Traveling by car from Austin to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August in Houston, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Houston

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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El Paso

On the 23rd (Sun), steep yourself in history at San Jacinto Plaza, then brush up on your military savvy at War Eagles Air Museum, then take an in-depth tour of El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, and finally take a memorable drive along Scenic Drive - Overlook.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our El Paso driving holiday app.

Fly from Houston to El Paso in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to El Paso. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Houston in August since evenings lows in El Paso dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in El Paso

Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trip

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San Diego

America's Finest City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary builder.

Fly from El Paso to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from El Paso to San Diego. When traveling from El Paso in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.