22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 1 night
Drive
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Bear Mountain
Drive
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New Haven
— 2 nights
Train to New York JFK, Fly to Raleigh/Durham
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Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive
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Wilmington
— 1 night
Fly
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Cannon Beach
Drive
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Klamath Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Ashland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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San Luis Obispo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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New York City

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take a stroll through Times Square, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New York City day trip website.

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in September, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 22°C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to Bear Mountain.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Bear Mountain

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bear Mountain trip maker tool.

You can drive from New York City to Bear Mountain in 1.5 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bear Mountain, with lows of 15°C. You will leave for New Haven on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Bear Mountain

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

New Haven

— 2 nights
New Haven, in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Yale University as well as Shubert Theater. On the 27th (Mon), make a trip to Chapel Street, catch a live performance at Shubert Theater, then identify plant and animal life at Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center, and finally deepen your understanding at Yale University.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our New Haven travel planner.

You can drive from Bear Mountain to New Haven in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in New Haven

Nightlife · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Raleigh

— 1 night

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Fletcher Park, get outside with Knight's Play, contemplate the waterfront views at Apex Community Park, admire the majestic nature at Umstead State Park, then relax and rejuvenate at Blue Water Spa, and finally head outdoors with Capital Area Greenway.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Raleigh journey planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from New Haven to Raleigh takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Raleigh can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Raleigh

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wilmington

— 1 night
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): stroll through Carolina Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Island Massage & Spa, head outdoors with Carolina Beach Inshore Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Masonboro Island Reserve, then stop by Cape Fear Spice Merchants, and finally meet some fierce fish with Patriot Dive Center.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Wilmington road trip planning tool.

Getting from Raleigh to Wilmington by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Wilmington are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Wilmington

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 1st (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, walk around New Orleans City Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, then wander the streets of Faubourg Marigny, and finally stop by Boutique du Vampyre.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read New Orleans road trip tool.

You can fly from Wilmington to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Wilmington to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Wilmington in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in New Orleans

Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Portland

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take a stroll through Alberta Street, then relax in the rural setting at Roloff Farms, then walk around Hoyt Arboretum, and finally snap pictures at Tilikum Crossing.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Portland takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Portland. Traveling from New Orleans in October, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Portland. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Cannon Beach visit site.

Getting from Portland to Cannon Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. You'll set off for Klamath Falls on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Klamath Falls

— 1 night
Klamath Falls is a city in and the county seat of Klamath County, Oregon, United States. On the 3rd (Sun), ride a horse along OC and E Woods Line State Trail and then contemplate the waterfront views at Wood River Wetland.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Klamath Falls trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Klamath Falls takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Klamath Falls when traveling from Cannon Beach in October, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Ashland.

Things to do in Klamath Falls

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Fun & Games

Ashland

— 2 nights
Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. On the 4th (Mon), do a tasting at Dana Campbell Vineyards and then stroll around Lithia Park.

To find photos and other tourist information, you can read our Ashland tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Klamath Falls to Ashland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Klamath Falls in October, expect Ashland to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Ashland

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): hike along Scenic Road Walkway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, then stroll through Asilomar State Beach, then kick back and relax at Lovers Point, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Cannery Row Monument.

Plan my day in Monterey using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Ashland to Monterey in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ashland in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Monterey, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips

San Luis Obispo

— 2 nights
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. On the 7th (Thu), get great views at Anchor Memorial Park.

Plan my trip to San Luis Obispo with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Luis Obispo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in October: highs in San Luis Obispo hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 9th (Sat), hike along Cabrillo Bike Path.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Los Angeles

— 6 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Getty Center and Battleship USS Iowa Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Swami's Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar), Moonlight State Beach (in Encinitas) and Carlsbad Village (in Carlsbad). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Seal Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

San Luis Obispo County travel guide

4.2
Wineries & Vineyards · Castles · Wildlife Areas
The Central Coast
Separated from major metropolitan areas, coastal San Luis Obispo County has preserved its rural character. It includes many small communities with a strong agricultural heritage, and preserves a sense of old California. Many visitors on holiday come here to browse the excellent farmers' markets or tour world-class vineyards. The county offers plentiful outdoor vacation ideas, with beaches, rolling hills, and the Santa Lucia mountain range nearby. You can also take side trips to the area's larger towns, with their historical downtown districts, shopping destinations, and museums.