17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Columbus
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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New York City

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eastern State Penitentiary and The Met Cloisters. Museum-lovers will appreciate Frick Collection and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Venture out of the city with trips to Philadelphia (National Constitution Center & Rodin Museum). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, see the interesting displays at Tenement Museum, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City travel itinerary planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to New York City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in New York City are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

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Columbus

— 2 nights

The Discovery City

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of German Village, learn the secrets of beer at Pedal Wagon Columbus, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then take a stroll through Easton Town Center, and then visit Downtown Columbus.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from New York City to Columbus in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in October since evenings lows in Columbus dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Columbus

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

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Portland

— 4 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
You'll explore and learn at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Portland Art Museum. Get some cultural insight at Wine Tours & Tastings and The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, &more). It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Columbus to Portland by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Get in touch with nature at Lamar Valley and Norris Geyser Basin. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring, and hike along Observation Point Trail.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park road trip planning site.

Getting from Portland to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Portland in October, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around -4°C, while days are little chillier, around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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United States travel guide

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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.