20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner
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Boston
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New York City
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Yellowstone National Park
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Portland
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Miami
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Boston — 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.
On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Harvard Art Museums, get a new perspective on nature at The Harvard Museum of Natural History, and then take a stroll through Back Bay.

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Rome, Italy to Boston is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In October, Boston is a bit cooler than Rome - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
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New York City — 3 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. New York Public Library and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Met Cloisters, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and engage your brain at The Museum of Interesting Things.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Boston to New York City by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Loop Road and Firehole River. Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Jackson Lake, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park attractions planning tool.

Fly from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 9°C and lows about -4°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Portland.
Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Wildlife
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Portland — 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and International Rose Test Garden. Oregon Historical Society and Live Laugh Love Art will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, don't miss a visit to Alberta Street, and examine the collection at Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Portland vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Portland takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Portland, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Miami.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Miami — 5 nights

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wynwood Walls and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Let the collections at Perez Art Museum Miami and Romero Britto Fine Art Gallery capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum (in Fort Lauderdale) and Key Largo (Swim with Dolphins, Island Dolphin Care, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Wynwood, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and walk around Lummus Park Beach.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Miami road trip planning site.

Getting from Portland to Miami by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Portland to Miami due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Portland in October: high temperatures in Miami hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.