38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  4​h
1
Bennington
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Woodstock
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Burlington
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Chicago
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Springfield
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
9
Ontonagon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Hart
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

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Bennington

Bennington ©
Bennington is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, in the United States. On the 20th (Tue), stop by The Apple Barn and Country Bake Shop, then get great views at Bennington Battle Monument, and then take in the views from Silk Road Covered Bridge.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bennington day trip planner.

New York City to Bennington is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in November: high temperatures in Bennington hover around 49°F and lows are around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Woodstock.

Things to do in Bennington

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bennington Battle Monument ©
Bennington Battle Monument
Silk Road Covered Bridge ©
Silk Road Covered Bridge

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Woodstock

Woodstock ©
Woodstock is the shire town of Windsor County, Vermont, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Sugarbush Farm, then engage your brain at Montshire Museum of Science, and then stop by Sage Jewelry and Gifts.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Woodstock online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Bennington to Woodstock takes 2 hours. In November in Woodstock, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Burlington.

Things to do in Woodstock

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montshire Museum of Science, Sage Jewelry and Gifts
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Montshire Museum of Science ©
Montshire Museum of Science
Sage Jewelry and Gifts ©
Sage Jewelry and Gifts

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Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. On the 23rd (Fri), shop like a local with Church Street Marketplace and then get a new perspective on things with Whistling Man Schooner Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mansfield State Forest and then hike along Stowe Recreation Path.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Burlington route app .

Traveling by car from Woodstock to Burlington takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Burlington sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Burlington

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Stowe
Highlights from your plan
Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path
Mount Mansfield State Forest ©
Mount Mansfield State Forest
Church Street Marketplace ©
Church Street Marketplace

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Do your shopping at The Magnificent Mile and Wicker Park. Escape the urban bustle at Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm and Lincoln Park Zoo. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, and admire the striking features of Chicago Cultural Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago vacation planner.

You can fly from Burlington to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Burlington to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In November in Chicago, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, Bengtson's Pumpkin Fest
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Lincoln Memorial Garden, then steep yourself in history at Dana-Thomas House, then steep yourself in history at Old State Capitol, and finally take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Springfield driving holiday tool .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Chicago to Springfield in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Springfield, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Memorial Garden ©
Lincoln Memorial Garden
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
You'll get in some beach time at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Step out of the city life by going to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Black's Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, kick back and relax at Coronado Beach, stroll through La Jolla Shores Park, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Springfield to San Diego takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Springfield in December: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 68°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Coronado Beach, Moonlight State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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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.
Visiting Will Rogers State Beach and El Pueblo de Los Angeles will get you outdoors. Head to Montana Avenue and Bergamot Stationfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Del Rey Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Union Square and Twin Peaks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellersfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards & Pride Mountain Vineyards). Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and get curious at Exploratorium.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour builder app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Helena
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. On the 21st (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park and then explore the activities along Lake of the Clouds. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Bond Falls.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from San Francisco to Ontonagon with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in Ontonagon hover around 27°F and lows are around 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park

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Munising

Munising
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Palms Book State Park and Fayette Historic State Park. Take a break from Munising with a short trip to Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Seney, about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach.

Plan a Munising trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Munising takes 3 hours. December in Munising sees daily highs of 30°F and lows of 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hart.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Palms Book State Park, Fayette Historic State Park, Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park

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Hart

Hart ©
Hart is a city in the U.S. On the 26th (Wed), kick back and relax at Silver Lake State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Duck Lake State Park. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Silver Lake State Park and then steep yourself in history at Hackley and Hume Historic Site.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hart trip planner .

Drive from Munising to Hart in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hart

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Silver Lake State Park, Hackley and Hume Historic Site, Duck Lake State Park
Highlights from your plan
Duck Lake State Park ©
Duck Lake State Park
Silver Lake State Park ©
Silver Lake State Park