31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Belfast
bus + Fly:  14​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Carmel
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
Boston
— 4 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
Belfast

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and SoMa. Take a break from the city and head to China Beach and Point Isabel. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Marina District, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

Plan trip to San Francisco with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Belfast, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Belfast to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Belfast in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Point Isabel, Rodeo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
day
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then do a tasting at Inglenook, and finally do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards.

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

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, St. Helena is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trips

Inglenook, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Schramsberg Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery

4
days
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tioga Pass and Tuolumne Meadows. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yosemite National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from St. Helena to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. Traveling from St. Helena in October, things will get little chillier in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 21°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

few
hours
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Carmel itinerary builder app

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October since evenings lows in Carmel dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Carmel

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve

3
days
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Mob Museum. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Casino, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and make a trip to Paris Las Vegas.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip builder site

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Carmel to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Carmel in October, with highs in Las Vegas at 32°C and lows at 18°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

few
hours
Denver

Denver
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.
To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Denver tour itinerary planning app

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Denver: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Union Station, Denver, CO
Union Station, Denver, CO

3
days
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Step out of the city life by going to Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and ponder the world of politics at The White House.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planning website

Traveling by flight from Denver to Washington DC takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denver to Washington DC. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Denver in October since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

4
days
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, and see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New York City attractions site

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
American Museum of Natural History ©

4
days
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Marginal Way Walkway and North End. Visiting Herring Cove Beach and Parson's Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Provincetown (Race Point Beach, Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, & more). There's more to do: stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Boston trip planner

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Boston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Boston hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Provincetown, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Parson's Beach, Marginal Way Walkway
Highlights from your plan
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach
Long Point ©
Long Point
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach

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