10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Folsom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 28th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at The Roller Coaster, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool .

Minneapolis to Las Vegas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Minneapolis in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 103°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Artists Dr and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park online route planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 98°F and lows are around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stroll through Moro Rock, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in June since evenings lows in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

1
night
Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 2nd (Tue), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then explore the engaging exhibits at KidZone Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at West End Beach.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Truckee journey planner .

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Truckee in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July: highs in Truckee hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
KidZone Museum ©
KidZone Museum

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, get great views at Washburn Point, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Yosemite National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Truckee to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Truckee in July, Yosemite National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Folsom.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
North Dome ©
North Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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night
Folsom

Folsom ©
Folsom is an affluent city in Sacramento County, California, United States. On the 6th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary, identify plant and animal life at Wilderness Archery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Auburn.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Folsom online trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Folsom with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with highs in Folsom at 94°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Folsom

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Wilderness Archery, Old Town Auburn
Highlights from your plan
Wilderness Archery ©
Wilderness Archery
Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary ©
Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 7th (Sun), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Folsom to San Francisco by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Folsom in July, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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