10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Sacramento
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
2
Denver
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Del Norte
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Zion National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

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day
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at California State Capitol Museum, then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, then look for gifts at Evangeline's, and finally examine the collection at Old Sacramento.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sacramento travel planner.

San Francisco to Sacramento is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sacramento, with highs around 91°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Shopping
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California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Old Sacramento ©
Old Sacramento
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 29th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, sample the tasty concoctions at Coors Brewery, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then stroll through Denver Zoo, and then see a show at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Sacramento to Denver by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sacramento to Denver, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sacramento in June, you will find days in Denver are a bit cooler (83°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Coors Brewery, River Rafting & Tubing
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

3
nights
Colorado Springs

National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Battlefield Colorado. Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods, get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary site .

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Del Norte.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Del Norte

Del Norte ©
The Town of Del Norte is the Statutory Town that is the county seat of Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States. On the 4th (Thu), see a world frozen in time at Summitville Ghost Town, look for gifts at Haefelis Honey, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Three Barrel Brewing Co.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Del Norte trip maker .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Del Norte takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Colorado Springs in July, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Del Norte: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Del Norte

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping
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Three Barrel Brewing Co ©
Three Barrel Brewing Co
Haefelis Honey ©
Haefelis Honey

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park .

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Capitol Reef National Park online itinerary maker .

You can drive from Del Norte to Capitol Reef National Park in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Del Norte in July, expect nights in Capitol Reef National Park to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are warmer, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get great views at Inspiration Point, take some stellar pictures from Paria View, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bryce Canyon National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July in Bryce Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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night
Zion National Park

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 7th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park road trip planner .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 94°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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