11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Denver
Fly
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
6
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Dallas

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Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip builder website.

Dallas to Denver is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dallas, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 52°F. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the natural beauty of Grand Geyser and then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park visit planner.

You can fly from Denver to Yellowstone National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Denver in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 76°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Half Dome and Tuolumne Meadows. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Washburn Point, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Keep things going the next day: discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder app.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Fleet Science Center and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): hike along Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect colder with lows of 43°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.