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10 Day Travel Itineraries in the USA

Looking for the perfect way to spend ten days in the USA? Whether you want to go on an epic road trip along the West Coast, see all the iconic sights in New York City, or spend your entire holiday exploring the incredible state of California, we’ve got itinerary inspiration to help make your trip-planning a breeze.

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10 day Eastern USA itinerary

Day 1 to 3 - Nashville - The famous Nashville Sound comes alive this morning as RCA's Studio B reveals the legends of Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves and Roy Orbison. Then visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to see Elvis' Solid Gold Cadillac limousine and Jim Reeves' tuxedo jacket. Amble through Broadway's honky-tonk scene or perhaps enjoy the gut-busting flavours of homegrown hot chicken and biscuits. During the evenings, the sounds of country music fill the air as you head to the Grand Ole Opry to watch a performance of America's longest-running live radio programme.

Day 4 - Memphis - Head for the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll and meet musicians amidst the sounds of Blues on Beale Street. Afterwards, visit the National Civil Rights Museum, home to the former Lorraine Motel, where civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. 

Day 5 - Graceland - Worship at the altar of the King and head to Graceland, paying tribute to the man who changed the face of American popular music and culture. Then, pay a visit to Sun Studios, which sought to immortalise the raw energy of Beale Street, recording the first Rock 'n' Roll single in 1951.

Day 6 - Natchez - With a little French flair and a flowering antebellum culture, Natchez is the perfect showcase of Southern history and hospitality. Why not go birdwatching, paddle along the Mississippi River, or enjoy live blues music. 

Day 7 - Oak Alley - Continue through the Louisiana countryside to Oak Alley Plantation along a quarter-mile canopy of 300-year-old oak trees. 

Day 8 to 10 - New Orleans - Trace the cosmopolitan history of one of America's oldest cities with a local guide, stopping at City Park and one of the ornate above-ground cemeteries. Spend the afternoon soaking up the laid-back vibes of The Big Easy. Explore the French, Spanish and Creole sights and sounds of New Orleans. If you're feeling adventurous, visit Marie Laveau's Historic Voodoo Museum. 

Discover the full itinerary here: Tastes and Sounds of the South

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10 day Hawaii itinerary

Day 1 to 4 - Honolulu, Oahu -  Experience the good life as you traverse Oahu, passing colourful villages, rainforests and pineapple plantations along the way. Admire the panoramic views from Hanauma Bay, once the site of a bloody battle that saw the island unite under King Kamehameha I. Then return via the North Shore to Waikiki, where you can learn to surf or kick back and relax on the beach. In the evening, embrace laid-back island living and enjoy a dinner featuring a Mai Tai, ocean breezes and local fare. On your final day in Oahu, visit the USS Arizona Memorial as well as the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. In downtown Honolulu, don't miss the Iolani Palace, the King Kamehameha I Statue and State Capitol Building.

Day 5 & 6 - Kona, Hawaii - Take a scenic flight to the lively seaside village of Kailua-Kona where you can enjoy an orientation tour before setting off to explore Kona's famous coffee culture. Visit a coffee plantation, then check in to an oceanside resort. Wake to the soothing sounds of the sea and spend the day exploring The Big Island on your terms - ride the tubes, relax on the beach or go in search of Hawaii's tastiest eats.

Day 7 - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park-Journey to the UNESCO-listed Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to see the world's largest volcano and walk through a real lava tube. Stop en route at the United States' southernmost bakery and gaze at the vast expanses of Big Island's black sand beaches. Enjoy lunch at The Rim restaurant offering unparalleled views of the Kilauea caldera before getting on a flight to Maui. 

Day 8 to 10 - Maui - Delve into the depths of an underwater wonderland revealed by the passionate conservation naturalists at Maui Ocean Center, home to the world's largest collection of live Pacific corals, Hawaiian green sea turtles, sharks and thousands of tropical fish. Immerse yourself in the lush surroundings of Maui's tropical landscapes. 

Discover the full itinerary here: Best of Hawaii

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10 day USA itinerary including the Grand Canyon

Day 1 & 2 - Los Angeles - Check out the stars on the most famous sidewalk in Hollywood on an orientation tour. Drive through Beverly Hills and be dazzled by one of the world's most exclusive three-block district: Rodeo Drive.

Day 3 & 4 - Grand Canyon National Park - Drive to one of the earth's greatest on-going geological spectacles, the Grand Canyon. Take a short hike at the most spectacular gorge in the world and enjoy dinner at the rim while watching a stunning sunset. Spend the following morning at the Grand Canyon and get a bird's-eye view with a helicopter flight.

Day 5 - Las Vegas - Get your kicks on Route 66 and stop at one of the wackiest, roadside burger joints around. Continue towards Sin City to enjoy exploring the Vegas Strip.

Day 6 - Sierra Nevadas - Travel to one of the country's most rugged landscapes, the legendary Death Valley, California. Soak in the dramatic landscape and keep your camera at the ready to capture the region’s stark natural beauty. 

Day 7 - Yosemite National Park - Head out of town towards Yosemite Valley. Take short hikes to majestic waterfalls, clear lakes, beautiful meadows or walk among giant sequoias. If you’re lucky, you might spot black bears, deer or coyotes with a keen eye. Spend the night just outside the national park.

Day 8 & 9 - San Francisco - Depart in the morning for one of the greatest cities in the world: San Francisco. Discover some of the city's most iconic attractions such as bustling Fisherman's Wharf and the stately Golden Gate Bridge, a marvel of engineering and Art Deco design.

Discover the full itinerary here: Western Express Northbound

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Grand Canyon NP, New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Yellowstone NP
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April to May and September to October
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