10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route builder

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 7th (Fri), take a stroll through Times Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then walk around Central Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip site.

Chicago to New York City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Grand Teton National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, explore the activities along Cistern Spring, and hike along Mystic Falls Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park day trip tool.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. In August, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 70°F and lows of 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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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 15th (Sat): stroll through Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, and then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco holiday planning tool.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for much hotter nights in San Francisco, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
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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.