10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  6​h
1
Las Vegas
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
2
Great Basin National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  9​h 30​min
4
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Nashville

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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.
For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas itinerary maker.

Nashville to Las Vegas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Nashville - with highs of 96°F and lows of 74°F. You'll set off for Great Basin National Park on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park ©
Great Basin National Park is one of the U.S.'s more out-of-the-way national parks, but those who make the trip are rewarded with the striking contrast of snowcapped peaks rising from a high-altitude desert.
On the 6th (Wed), Head underground at Lehman Caves.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Great Basin National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Great Basin National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Great Basin National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lehman Caves ©
Lehman Caves
Wheeler Peak ©
Wheeler Peak

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Teton Village to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Teton Village in September, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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night
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier. On your second day here, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In September, Glacier National Park is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall

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night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Seattle by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in Seattle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 12th (Tue), take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by combination of flight and subway takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Partington Cove.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Big Sur trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect nights in Big Sur to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are little chillier, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

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