10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monterey
Drive
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Big Sur
Drive
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Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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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 6th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

New York City to Las Vegas is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 104°F and lows are around 81°F. On the 7th (Sun), you're off to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip maker app.

Drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 73°F in Death Valley National Park. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then stroll through Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip site.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are cooler (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 9th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Monterey trip builder tool.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in Monterey to be a bit warmer, around 55°F, while days are slightly colder, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sur day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Big Sur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. On the 9th (Tue), you'll travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries

Santa Maria

— 1 night
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. On the 10th (Wed), grab your bike and head to Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Maria trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Santa Maria takes 3 hours. Traveling from Big Sur in July, you will find days in Santa Maria are a bit warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

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 (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Getty Center and then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Traveling by car from Santa Maria to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Maria in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 83°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, have some family-friendly fun at The VOID at Grand Canal Shoppes, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, then try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): wander the streets of Hershey's Chocolate World, then try your luck at New York New York Casino, then try to win big at The Mirage, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas attractions website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 104°F to lows of 81°F. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.