32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly:  15​h
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train + Fly + bus:  6​h
Eureka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Mendocino
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
London

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
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 18th (Fri): make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles holiday planning tool .

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Los Angeles, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Nature Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier

2
days
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Humboldt Bay. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Trinidad Art Gallery, stroll through Moonstone Beach, and then pick up some local products at Arcata Farmers' Market.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Eureka trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Los Angeles to Eureka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Eureka is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mendocino.

Things to do in Eureka

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ferndale, Trinidad, Arcata Farmers' Market, Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum
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Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum ©
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Trinidad Art Gallery ©
Trinidad Art Gallery

3
days
Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Highlight Gallery and Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ford House Visitor Center & Museum and Kelley House Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mendocino: Point Arena (Point Arena - Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument & Schooner Gulch State Beach). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, enjoy the sand and surf at Noyo Headlands Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Jug Handle State Reserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mendocino day trip planner.

You can drive from Eureka to Mendocino in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Eureka in October, you will find days in Mendocino are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Point Arena, Noyo Headlands Park
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Schooner Gulch State Beach ©
Schooner Gulch State Beach
Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA ©

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.
Popular historic sites such as Bodie State Historic Park and Bodie are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Lembert Dome. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yosemite National Park: Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve (in Lee Vining) and Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company (in Bear Valley). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, make a trip to Olmsted Point, hike along Panorama Trail, and stroll through Wawona Meadow.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip app .

Traveling by car from Mendocino to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mendocino in October; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 21°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodie, Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company, Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, Bodie State Historic Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©

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San Simeon

San Simeon
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Friends of Hearst Castle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Simeon trip planning app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Simeon in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days in San Simeon, with highs around 18°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Piedras Blancas
Piedras Blancas
Friends of Hearst Castle ©
Friends of Hearst Castle

3
days
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Coast Gallery Big Sur and San Carlos Cathedral. Head to The Cheese Shop and Del Monte Shopping Centerfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Partington Cove, & more). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel route builder site .

Getting from San Simeon to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from San Simeon in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Las Vegas North Premium Outlets or Las Vegas South Premium Outlets. Explore hidden gems such as Valley of Fire State Park and The Mob Museum. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, stop by M&M'S World Las Vegas, shop like a local with The Strip, and try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip builder .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Carmel to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. November in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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Las Vegas North Premium Outlets ©
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire State Park
Hoover Dam Bypass ©
Hoover Dam Bypass

3
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Magnificent Mile and Millennium Park. Explore hidden gems such as The Art Institute of Chicago and STATELINE BLUEBERRIES. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: St. Julian Winery-Union Pier (in Union Pier), Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets (in Michigan City) and Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouse (in Huntley). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Three Oaks Recreation Area.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Chicago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in November, with highs in Chicago at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Michigan City, Three Oaks Recreation Area, Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouse, St. Julian Winery-Union Pier
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The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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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.
Head to Alex Ferrone Gallery and Hudson Beach Glass Incfor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and Callie's Candy Kitchen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: House of Candles (in Henryville), Callie's Pretzel Factory (in Mountainhome) and Amazing Olive (in Port Jefferson). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, steep yourself in history at William Floyd Estate, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in November: high temperatures in New York City hover around 16°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mountainhome, William Floyd Estate, House of Candles, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hudson Beach Glass Inc
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Alex Ferrone Gallery ©
Alex Ferrone Gallery
William Floyd Estate ©
William Floyd Estate

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