12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
5
Custer
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 1 night
7
Medora
— 1 night
8
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read New York City travel app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New York City. August in New York City sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods
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Times Square ©
Times Square

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Legion of Honor are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Baker Beach and Fort Funston National Park. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre ©
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
Fort Point ©
Fort Point

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
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 (Mon): try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas online visit planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are much warmer (°F), and nights are a bit warmer (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Casinos Fun & Games
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The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): learn and have fun at Family History Library and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Epic Brewing Company.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Salt Lake City at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Custer.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Breweries & Distilleries Classes
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Epic Brewing Company ©
Epic Brewing Company
Family History Library ©
Family History Library

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get all the information you need at Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center and then get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Custer trip planner.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Custer in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in August: high temperatures in Custer hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Custer

Museums

Side Trip

The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
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The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center ©
Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center

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Aspen

Aspen
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at The John Denver Sanctuary and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Ashcroft Ghost Town.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Aspen online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Custer to Aspen in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer in August, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Aspen. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Aspen

Historic Sites Parks
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The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Medora trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Medora takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In August in Medora, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Medora

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Painted Canyon Overlook
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Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail, thenidentify plant and animal life at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and then Head underground at Big Room.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Carlsbad Caverns National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Medora to Carlsbad Caverns National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Medora in August: high temperatures in Carlsbad Caverns National Park hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Big Room ©
Big Room
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail

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