22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
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New York City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mystic
— 2 nights
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
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Portland
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Bend
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
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Culver City
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
10
Miami
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
11
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New York City

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 10th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Central Park. On the next day, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then take a stroll through Times Square, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New York City. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mystic.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
Central Park ©
Central Park

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Mystic

Mystic
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
To find out how to plan a trip to Mystic, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from New York City to Mystic takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, Mystic is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F. On the 13th (Mon), you're off toPortland.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

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Portland

Portland ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then take in the exciting artwork at Arts Council of Lake Oswego, then take a stroll through Sellwood, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Mystic to Portland takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mystic in July since evenings lows in Portland dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Arts Council of Lake Oswego
Highlights from your plan
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Sellwood ©
Sellwood
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for gifts at Beach Books, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally appreciate the history behind Astoria Column. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, view the masterpieces at Icefire Glassworks, and then stroll through Cannon Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Astoria trip planning app .

You can drive from Portland to Astoria in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Portland in July, you will find days in Astoria are little chillier (69°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Beach Books
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gleneden Beach State Park, shop like a local with Alderhouse Glass Blowers, then shop like a local with Mossy Creek Pottery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Lincoln City Glass Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Wave Gallery, immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park, then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and finally savor the flavors at Newport Farmer's Market.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Newport vacation planner .

You can drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Astoria in July, things will get little chillier in Newport: highs are around 63°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lincoln City, Yachats, Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, Gleneden Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center
Yachats State Park ©
Yachats State Park

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Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at High Desert Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Drake Park, then take in the exciting artwork at The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery, and finally wander the streets of City of Sisters. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Dudley's Bookshop Cafe, then take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bend road trip planning site .

Getting from Newport to Bend by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Newport in July: highs in Bend hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

City of Sisters, The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery
Highlights from your plan
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
River Rafting & Tubing
Deschutes National  Forest ©
Deschutes National Forest

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally take a stroll through Union Square. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online itinerary maker .

You can fly from Bend to San Francisco in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bend in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Culver City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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Culver City

Culver City
Culver City is a city in Los Angeles County, California. To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Culver City online journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Francisco to Culver City. Traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Culver City, with lows around 65°F. You will leave for Scottsdale on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Culver City

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden and then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Scottsdale day trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Culver City to Scottsdale with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Culver City to Scottsdale due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Culver City in July, plan for much warmer days in Scottsdale, with highs around 106°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Parks

Side Trip

Phoenix
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall, then buy something for everyone on your list at Sawgrass Mills, and then take a stroll through Collins Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Fort Lauderdale Beach and then shop like a local with Aventura Mall.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Miami day trip planning website .

Getting from Scottsdale to Miami by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Scottsdale to Miami due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Scottsdale in July, with highs in Miami at 91°F and lows at 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Collins Avenue, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Aventura Mall, Sawgrass Mills
Highlights from your plan
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Sawgrass Mills ©
Sawgrass Mills
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, then view the masterpieces at Jonas Gerard Fine Art, and finally view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks. On the next day, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery, and then shop like a local with Woolworth Walk.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville online travel route planner .

Getting from Miami to Asheville by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. In July, Asheville is slightly colder than Miami - with highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery

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Raleigh

Raleigh
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 29th (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, then hunt for treasures at State Farmers Market, and finally view the masterpieces at Artspace.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Raleigh sightseeing planner .

Getting from Asheville to Raleigh by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Asheville in July, with highs in Raleigh at 90°F and lows at 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art
Artspace ©
Artspace

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): stop by Topsail Island Trading Company, then learn about all things military at Battleship North Carolina, then explore the world behind art at Expo 216, and finally take in the exciting artwork at River to Sea Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Holden Beach and then view the masterpieces at Franklin Square Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Wilmington day trip planning app .

You can drive from Raleigh to Wilmington in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Holden Beach, Franklin Square Gallery, Topsail Island Trading Company
Highlights from your plan
Topsail Island Trading Company ©
Topsail Island Trading Company
Holden Beach ©
Holden Beach
Expo 216 ©
Expo 216