23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
9
Carmel
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
10
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
11
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Santa Monica
— 1 night
bus:  15​min
13
Beverly Hills
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
14
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

3
nights
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Chrysler Building, and explore and take pictures at The High Line.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip builder website .

Lisbon, Portugal to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Lisbon to New York City. When traveling from Lisbon in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Lembert Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planning tool .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yosemite National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 30th (Wed), grab your bike and head to Truckee Bike Park, grab your bike and head to Truckee River Bike Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Truckee trip itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Truckee with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Truckee can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Truckee River Bike Trail
Highlights from your plan
Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park

1
night
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 31st (Thu), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then hike along Mt. Tallac Trail, and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

To plan South Lake Tahoe vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Mt. Tallac Trail ©
Mt. Tallac Trail

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): trek along Stevens Trail, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and then have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Sacramento.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sacramento online itinerary planner .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October: high temperatures in Sacramento hover around 31°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

iFLY Sacramento
Highlights from your plan
iFLY Sacramento ©
iFLY Sacramento
California State Railroad Museum ©

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 2nd (Sat), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Exploratorium, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anchor Brewing Company, and then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary site .

Drive from Sacramento to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sacramento in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

1
night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 4th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Waddell Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz trip app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Santa Cruz. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 5th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, stroll through Asilomar State Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip builder tool .

Getting from Santa Cruz to Monterey by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Monterey are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): hike along Scenic Road Walkway and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel online holiday planner .

Carmel is just a stone's throw from Monterey. November in Carmel sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): trek along Partington Cove and then visit a coastal fixture at Point Sur State Historic Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Big Sur trip planner .

Big Sur is very close to Carmel. In November in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

1
night
Santa Barbara

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara road trip planning tool .

Getting from Big Sur to Santa Barbara by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. While traveling from Big Sur, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at South Bay Bicycle Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, and finally make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Monica trip planning website .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Santa Monica, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Beverly Hills.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
South Bay Bicycle Trail ©
South Bay Bicycle Trail
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

1
night
Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills ©
Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Museum of Jurassic Technology, then take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive, and then look for gifts at Fred Segal.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Beverly Hills route planner .

Beverly Hills is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Beverly Hills

Museums Shopping Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Fred Segal, Museum of Jurassic Technology
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Jurassic Technology ©
Museum of Jurassic Technology
Mulholland Drive ©
Mulholland Drive
Fred Segal ©
Fred Segal

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Los Angeles is very close to Beverly Hills. In November, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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