10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

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New York City
— 1 day
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
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New York City

— 1 day

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 13th (Fri), make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Times Square, and then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 2 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then examine the collection at International Spy Museum.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online travel route planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Key West

— 3 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Zachary Taylor and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll explore and learn at Truman Little White House and The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key West: The Turtle Hospital (in Marathon) and Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key). There's more to do: take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Washington DC in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas journey site.

You can fly from Key West to Las Vegas in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Key West to Las Vegas. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Key West in August: highs in Las Vegas hover around 101°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Museums

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 20th (Fri), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 59°F at night. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Sault Ste. Marie

— 1 night
Sault Ste. On the 22nd (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of History, stop by Bird's Eye Outfitters, and then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sault Ste. Marie road trip website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Sault Ste. Marie in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Sault Ste. Marie. August in Sault Ste. Marie sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.