10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Sacramento
— 1 day
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Denver
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Del Norte
— 1 night
Drive
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Sacramento

— 1 day

River City

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): take in nature's colorful creations at California State Capitol Museum, then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, then stop by Evangeline's, and finally see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento Waterfront.

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San Francisco to Sacramento is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Sacramento are a bit warmer (91°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see where the action happens at Coors Field, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Coors Brewery, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, and then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sacramento to Denver by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sacramento to Denver. When traveling from Sacramento in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's still lots to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs day trip website.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Del Norte.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Del Norte

— 1 night
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, then look for gifts at Haefelis Honey, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Three Barrel Brewing Co.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Del Norte vacation builder website.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Del Norte in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Colorado Springs, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Del Norte, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Del Norte

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Capitol Reef National Park

— 1 day
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.
On the 5th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park .

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Capitol Reef National Park trip itinerary website.

Getting from Del Norte to Capitol Reef National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. While traveling from Del Norte, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Capitol Reef National Park, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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.
On the 6th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, take in the pleasant sights at Paria View, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Bryce Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Zion National Park

— 1 night
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): hike along The Narrows.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park online holiday builder.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors
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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.