13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Bar Harbor
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  10​h 45​min
4
Monterey
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
5
Big Sur
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
6
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Yountville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, then grab your bike and head to Beth Condon Pathway, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, and finally explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach, enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Portland trip planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Portland International Jetport Airport, Portsmouth International at Pease Airport and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. In October, daytime highs in Portland are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Nubble Lighthouse, Beth Condon Pathway
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company

1
night
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, then identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, and finally don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island. On the next day, hike along Ocean Path, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stop by Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bar Harbor road trip planning site .

Getting from Portland to Bar Harbor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cadillac Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Land Bridge to Bar Island

2
nights
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.
On the 6th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library and then walk around Boston Common.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Boston road trip site .

You can fly from Bar Harbor to Boston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bar Harbor in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Boston, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 8th (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary website .

Getting from Boston to Monterey by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 11 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to Monterey due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in October: highs in Monterey hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the views from Bixby Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Big Sur day trip planner .

Take a bus from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip itinerary maker site .

Carmel is just a stone's throw from Big Sur. In October, daytime highs in Carmel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yountville.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Golf Nature

Side Trip

Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

1
night
Yountville

Yountville ©
Named after the man responsible for establishing Napa Valley's first vineyard, Yountville is a destination for foodies.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the striking features of Domaine Chandon, do a tasting at Bell Wine Cellars, then do a tasting at Cliff Lede Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, and finally look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yountville online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yountville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Carmel in October, expect nights in Yountville to be slightly colder, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yountville

Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Oxbow Public Market
Highlights from your plan
Domaine Chandon ©
Domaine Chandon
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market
Bell Wine Cellars ©
Bell Wine Cellars

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, don't miss a visit to Book Passage, then don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning website .

Drive from Yountville to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yountville in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in San Francisco. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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