10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

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10 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip builder tool .

Newark to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Newark in September, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 93°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 10th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

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You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 85°F and lows about 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yosemite National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena), B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville) and Inglenook (in Rutherford). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Chinatown, and explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online route planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trips

Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Inglenook
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

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