33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Monterey
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Monterey
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 4 nights
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taos
— 4 nights
Drive to Alamosa, Fly to Portland
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Portland
— 8 nights
Fly
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Indianapolis
— 11 nights
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Monterey

— 3 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Carmel Beach Boardwalk, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey visit site.

Washington to Monterey is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Washington in May, plan for little chillier days in Monterey, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 4 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail) and Jemez Mountains (in Jemez Springs). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe tour planner.

Fly from Monterey to Santa Fe in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Monterey in May, expect nights in Santa Fe to be a bit cooler, around 43°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Albuquerque

— 2 nights

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 22nd (Sat), soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, and then engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, and then take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town.

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You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Taos.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Taos

— 4 nights
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Taos is known for historic sites, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, get interesting insight from Taos Fly Shop, pause for some photo ops at Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, and don't miss a visit to The Couse-Sharp Historic Site.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Taos trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Taos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, Taos is little chillier than Albuquerque - with highs of 67°F and lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Portland

— 8 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area (in Seaside), Salem (Schreiner's Iris Gardens & Riverfront Park) and Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Oswald West State Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, and get outside with Portland Timbers.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Portland holiday builder app.

Getting from Taos to Portland by combination of car and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Taos to Portland, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Taos in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Portland, with lows of 51°F. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Indianapolis

— 11 nights

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Change things up with these side-trips from Indianapolis: Cincinnati (Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Beer Tastings & Tours, &more), Louisville (Kentucky Derby Museum, Churchill Downs, &more) and George Rogers Clark Park (in Covington). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, explore the galleries of Indianapolis Museum of Art, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Indianapolis Zoo, and appreciate the history behind Monument Circle.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Indianapolis trip planner.

Getting from Portland to Indianapolis by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Portland in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Indianapolis, with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.