36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Manchester
— 5 nights
Bus to Albany, Fly to Shenandoah National Park
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Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
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Savannah
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Coronado
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Santa Monica
— 2 nights
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Oakhurst
— 2 nights
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St. Helena
— 3 nights
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Sausalito
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Manchester

— 5 nights
Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seats) of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home and Robert Frost Stone House Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Lye Brook Falls and Prospect Rock. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manchester: Bennington (The Old First Church & New Catholic Cemetery), Stratton Mountain Resort (in Stratton Mountain) and Woodford State Park (in Woodford). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The American Museum of Fly Fishing, relax and rejuvenate at Spa at Equinox, walk around Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park, and stop by Manchester Hot Glass.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Manchester trip planner.

London, UK to Manchester is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Manchester is minus 5 hours. When traveling from London in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Manchester, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park

— 1 night
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 26th (Mon), trek along Appalachian Trail and then witness the site of a historic battle at Cedar Mountain Battlefield. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Dean Cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Limberlost Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pinnacles.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Shenandoah National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Manchester to Shenandoah National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect Shenandoah National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Savannah.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Savannah

— 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colonial Park Cemetery and Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to American Prohibition Museum and First African Baptist Church. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple, learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, explore the galleries of Signature Gallery, and examine the collection at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Savannah trip website.

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Savannah by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Savannah when traveling from Shenandoah National Park in September, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Savannah

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

San Diego

— 6 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
La Jolla Cove has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Pacific Beach. Visit Windansea Beach and Del Mar City Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine), Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside) and Carlsbad Village (in Carlsbad). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Savannah to San Diego in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Savannah in September: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coronado.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Coronado

— 2 nights
Coronado is a resort city located in San Diego County, California, across the San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at South Bay Salt Works, explore the activities along Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, and then kick back and relax at Silver Strand State Beach. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at The Silver Strand Nature's Bridge to Discovery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronado Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Coronado online trip itinerary planner.

Coronado is just a short distance from San Diego. In October, daily temperatures in Coronado can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Coronado

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to The Broad and Petersen Automotive Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and shop like a local with The Grove.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Coronado to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of tram and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Santa Monica

— 2 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

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 11th (Tue): wander the streets of Rodeo Drive. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carbon Beach, then kick back and relax at Zuma Beach, then take in the awesome beauty at Santa Monica Mountains, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip itinerary planner.

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santa Monica: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oakhurst.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Oakhurst

— 2 nights

Gateway to Yosemite

Situated on the Gold Rush highway that winds through former mining towns, Oakhurst is the gateway to America's most popular national park for travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): examine the collection at Sierra Mono Museum, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Mariposa Stage Line, then learn about winemaking at Butterfly Creek Winery & Vineyards, and finally head outdoors with Zip Yosemite. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Children's Museum of the Sierra, learn about winemaking at Idle Hour Winery & Kitchen, and then examine the collection at Fresno Flats Historical Park.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Oakhurst trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Monica to Oakhurst. Traveling from Santa Monica in October, plan for little chillier nights in Oakhurst, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Oakhurst

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Helena

— 3 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and VGS Chateau Potelle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Modus Operandi Cellars and Robert Biale Vineyards. There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and learn about winemaking at Honig Vineyard & Winery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the St. Helena trip planner.

You can drive from Oakhurst to St. Helena in 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in St. Helena are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sausalito.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Sausalito

— 1 night
Sausalito is a city in Marin County, California. On the 19th (Wed), find your balance on the water with Sea Trek Ocean Kayak and Sup, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rodeo Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): stroll through Tennessee Valley Trailhead, then hike along Dipsea Trail, and then stroll through Steep Ravine Environmental Campground.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sausalito attractions planner.

You can drive from St. Helena to Sausalito in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from St. Helena in October, plan for slightly colder days in Sausalito, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sausalito

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve, then kick back and relax at San Gregorio State Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco is just a stone's throw from Sausalito. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

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.

Napa Valley travel guide

4.3
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.