11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 1 night
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
On the 5th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

Memphis to Washington DC is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Washington DC is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Memphis in October: highs in Washington DC hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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New York City

New York City ©

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, stroll through The High Line, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary planning app.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. October in New York City sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in New York City

Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): look for gifts at Alex Johnson Mercantile, cruise along Iron Mountain Road, then get a bird's-eye view with Black Hills Helicopters, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Mt Roosevelt Monument, don't miss a visit to Deadwood Model Train, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Stress Relief Massage of Deadwood.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rapid City trip website.

Fly from New York City to Rapid City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Rapid City to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Rapid City

Outdoors · Spas · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Black Hills Helicopters ©
Black Hills Helicopters
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

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 13th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rapid City to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Rapid City in October, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 82°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens ©

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 14th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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