39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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39 days in United States Itinerary

Helsinki
Fly:  13​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Columbus
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
Boston
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Helsinki

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Castello di Amorosa and V. Sattui. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning tool

Helsinki, Finland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Helsinki to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Helsinki in October, plan for much warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Muir Woods National Monument, V. Sattui
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San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Olmsted Point. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Valley View, and trek along Lembert Dome.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planning app

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
days
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 17th (Wed): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online sightseeing planner

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 32°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. There's much more to do: listen to music at Bellagio Fountains, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas route planner

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In October, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire State Park
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

2
days
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 22nd (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Mohave Point, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and finally get great views at Navajo Point.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planner

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (22°C), and nights are colder (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

2
days
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, then admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Page journey maker

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Page, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

3
days
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Denver Botanic Gardens and Roxborough State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Denver Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, get lost in a book at Denver Central Library, and examine the collection at Colorado Railroad Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver holiday site

Traveling by flight from Page to Denver takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Page in October; daily highs in Denver reach 22°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Wild Animal Sanctuary, Colorado Railroad Museum, Roxborough State Park
Highlights from your plan
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo
Denver Zoo

2
days
San Antonio

San Antonio
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 29th (Mon), make a trip to Main Plaza, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and then explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Caverns. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, then examine the collection at Briscoe Western Art Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph's Downtown Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Alamo.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Antonio road trip planning site

Traveling by flight from Denver to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Denver to San Antonio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Denver, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Antonio, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge Caverns
Natural Bridge Caverns
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

3
days
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jackson Square and Garden District. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell) and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, admire the masterpieces at Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans travel tool

Fly from San Antonio to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in October, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
days
Nashville

Nashville
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nashville online travel planner

You can fly from New Orleans to Nashville in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in November, Nashville is much colder at night with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville
Downtown Nashville

3
days
Columbus

Columbus ©
More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zipline and National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Explore Columbus' surroundings by going to Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve (in Rockbridge), Cantwell Cliffs (in Logan) and Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve (in Yellow Springs). There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Hocking Hills State Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Columbus tour itinerary builder website

Fly from Nashville to Columbus in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Columbus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nashville in November: highs in Columbus hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rockbridge, Hocking Hills State Park, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, Cantwell Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©
Zipline

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Freedom Trail and Fenway Park. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Salem (The House of the Seven Gables & Peabody Essex Museum). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, appreciate the history behind New England Holocaust Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old North Church, and take a stroll through Beacon Hill.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston itinerary maker app

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Columbus to Boston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Salem
Highlights from your plan
The House of the Seven Gables
The House of the Seven Gables
Freedom Trail
Freedom Trail
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park

2
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, then get engrossed in the history at Hagley Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nemours Mansion & Gardens. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masonic Temple, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planner

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Philadelphia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Wilmington
Highlights from your plan
Hagley Museum
Hagley Museum
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

3
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.
Step out of New York City with an excursion to Bushkill Falls in Bushkill--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planning app

Take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in New York City, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Bushkill Falls
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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