16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Fly
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Walla Walla
— 1 night
Drive
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Newberg
— 1 night
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Philo
— 1 night
Drive
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St. Helena
— 2 nights
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Bus to Martinez Amtrak Station, Train to Amtrak/Greyhound Station, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hollister
— 1 night
Drive
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Monterey
Drive
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Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive
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Paso Robles
— 1 night
Fly to Los Angeles, Ferry to Avalon
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Avalon
— 1 night
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Ferry to Dana Point, Foot to Pacific Coast-Dana Point Harbor, Bus to San Diego
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Walla Walla

— 1 night
Walla Walla is the largest city in and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Seven Hills Winery, learn about winemaking at Spring Valley Vineyard Tasting Room, do a tasting at Reininger Winery, witness the site of a historic battle at Frenchtown Historic Site, then learn about winemaking at Woodward Canyon Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Charles Smith Wines.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Walla Walla trip planner.

Denver to Walla Walla is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Walla Walla when traveling from Denver in October, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Newberg.

Things to do in Walla Walla

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Newberg

— 1 night
Newberg is a city in Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Bells Up Winery, do a tasting at Natalies Estate Winery, do a tasting at Lange Estate Winery & Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Winter's Hill Estate, then learn about winemaking at Bella Vida Vineyard, and finally learn about winemaking at Dobbes Family Estate Winery. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Hyland Estates Winery, do a tasting at Adelsheim Vineyard, then do a tasting at Domaine Divio, and finally do a tasting at Anam Cara Cellars.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Newberg visit site.

You can drive from Walla Walla to Newberg in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. October in Newberg sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Newberg

Wineries

Side Trips

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Newberg to Redwood National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October in Redwood National Park, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Philo.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Philo

— 1 night
Philo is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Hendy Woods State Park, then learn about winemaking at Handley Cellars Winery, then do a tasting at Navarro Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Scharffenberger Cellars.

To find out how to plan a trip to Philo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Philo takes 5 hours. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Philo, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in Philo

Wineries · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

St. Helena

— 2 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Paraduxx Winery and Duckhorn Vineyards. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): do a tasting at Sherwin Family Vineyards, do a tasting at Trinchero Napa Valley, do a tasting at Flora Springs - The Room, do a tasting at Vine Cliff Winery Tasting Room, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and finally do a tasting at Prager Winery & Port Works. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Duckhorn Vineyards, then do a tasting at Paraduxx Winery, and then do a tasting at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our St. Helena journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Philo to St. Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in St. Helena are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): trek along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

Getting from St. Helena to Yosemite National Park by combination of bus and train takes about 15.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from St. Helena in October; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hollister.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Hollister

— 1 night
Hollister is the county seat and largest city of San Benito County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): look and learn at Fremont Peak Observatory and then learn about winemaking at Calera Wine Company.

You can plan Hollister trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Hollister. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October; daily highs in Hollister reach 79°F and lows reach 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Hollister

Museums · Childrens Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. On the 26th (Mon), kick back and relax at Lovers Point.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey road trip planner.

You can drive from Hollister to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hollister in October: highs in Monterey hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 52°F. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Big Sur

— 1 night

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 26th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Andrew Molera State Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Big Sur day trip planner.

You can drive from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Big Sur are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Paso Robles

— 1 night

Paso

A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
On the 27th (Tue), do a tasting at Niner Wine Estates, learn about winemaking at Castoro Cellars, do a tasting at Law Estate Wines, then learn about winemaking at Calcareous Vineyard, and finally do a tasting at Broken Earth Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Eberle Winery, explore the fascinating underground world of Robert Hall Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paso Robles road trip website.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Paso Robles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Big Sur, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Paso Robles, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Avalon.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries · Nature · Parks

Avalon

— 1 night
Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. You've now added Trans-Catalina Trail to your itinerary. On the 28th (Wed), trek along Trans-Catalina Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Avalon vacation builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Paso Robles to Avalon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train, tram, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paso Robles in October: highs in Avalon hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 61°F. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Avalon

Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
We've included these beaches for you: Coronado Beach and Pacific Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Carlsbad Village and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and visit Little Italy.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Avalon to San Diego takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in October, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Napa Valley travel guide

4.4
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.

Catalina Island travel guide

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Nightlife · Casinos · Monuments