12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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New York City
— 2 nights
New Haven
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Fly to McAllen, Drive to Reynosa, Bus to Monterrey


New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, stop by Times Square, and then admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City tour itinerary planner.

Monterrey, Mexico to New York City is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Monterrey to New York City. October in New York City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to New Haven.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

New Haven

— 2 nights
New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): walk around East Rock Park, deepen your understanding at Yale University, then learn more about the world around you at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and finally relax in the rural setting at B&B Flower Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Mark Twain House & Museum, admire the masterpieces at Yale Center for British Art, and then admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New Haven road trip planner.

You can drive from New York City to New Haven in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in October, expect little chillier with lows of 10°C in New Haven. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Stowe.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips


— 2 nights

The Ski Capital of the East

Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Remarkable Things at Stowe Craft, stroll through Stowe Recreation Path, then hit the slopes at Stowe Mountain Resort, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mansfield State Forest. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Shelburne Museum, trek along Burlington Bike Path, and then don't miss a visit to Church Street Marketplace.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Stowe road trip website.

Traveling by car from New Haven to Stowe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New Haven in October; daily highs in Stowe reach 18°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Side Trips


— 2 nights
York is a town in York County, Maine, United States, near the southern tip of the state. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Sands Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, then head outdoors with Fisherman's Walk, and finally steep yourself in history at Elizabeth Perkins House. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Agamenticus, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the York day trip planning website.

Drive from Stowe to York in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in York are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Boston.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip


— 3 nights


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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, admire the striking features of Trinity Church, then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and finally stroll around Boston Common. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then wander the streets of North End, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston route planner.

Drive from York to Boston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from York in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Boston, with lows of 11°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Connecticut travel guide

Historic Sites · Aquariums · Theaters
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.

Vermont travel guide

Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Hiking Trails
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.

Maine travel guide

Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.