9 days in Riverside & Columbia Itinerary

9 days in Riverside & Columbia Itinerary

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9 days in Riverside & Columbia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  44​h
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: New York City


Riverside ©
Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Riverside: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, Santa Monica Pier, & more), San Diego Zoo Safari Park (in Escondido) and Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita). The adventure continues: stroll through Mount Rubidoux Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Riverside sightseeing planning app .

New York City to Riverside is an approximately 44-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Traveling from New York City to Riverside, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Riverside: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Riverside

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Six Flags Magic Mountain
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Mount Rubidoux Park ©
Mount Rubidoux Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach


Columbia ©
Columbia is a city in the U.S. On the 1st (Wed), contemplate the long history of Francis Quadrangle, don't miss a visit to Columbia Art League, then don't miss a visit to PS Gallery, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Governor's Mansion, then steep yourself in history at Missouri State Penitentiary, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ozark Distillery.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Columbia day trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Riverside to Columbia with the Route module. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Riverside to Columbia due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Riverside in August, plan for little chillier days in Columbia, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Columbia

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Jefferson City, Ozark Distillery
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Ozark Distillery ©
Ozark Distillery
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park ©
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
Missouri State Penitentiary ©
Missouri State Penitentiary