8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route builder
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Mammoth Lakes
Las Vegas
— 2 nights


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 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally go for a walk through Lombard Street.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker app.

Phoenix to San Francisco is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 3 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Half Dome, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip planning app.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.
Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes route builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 28°F. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 2 nights

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 8th (Sat): try your luck at The Mirage. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online trip planner.

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to Las Vegas by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Mammoth Lakes, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.