10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally go for a walk through Lombard Street.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday planning tool.

Atlanta to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Atlanta to San Francisco. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Atlanta in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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 4th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the dramatic scenery at Undine Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lehardy's Rapids, and finally head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online holiday planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yellowstone National Park, with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

New York City

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then stroll through Central Park. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip tool.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in New York City are a bit warmer (86°F), and nights are warmer (72°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

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 9th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.