40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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Orono
— 26 nights
Drive to Bangor International Airport, Fly to San Diego
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Napa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 2 nights
Taxi to Gilroy, CA, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights

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Orono

— 26 nights
Orono is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. Get some cultural insight at Maine Forest and Logging Museum and Hudson Museum at the University of Maine. Appreciate the collections at Page Farm and Home Museum and Penobscot Nation Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orono: The Bold Coast (in Machias), Moose Country Safaris (in Sangerville) and Robyville Covered Bridge (in Corinth). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Jasper Beach, identify plant and animal life at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, cast your line with Twin Maple Outdoors, and explore the activities along Pocomoonshine Lake.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Orono tour planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Orono. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Orono

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Diego

— 2 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.
On the 18th (Sun), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, then stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Marston House Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Spanish Village Art Center, and then stroll around La Jolla Cove.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Diego sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Orono to San Diego. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Orono in October, you will find days in San Diego are somewhat warmer (78°F), and nights are much warmer (64°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Los Angeles

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then look for gifts at Bergamot Station, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, and then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 2 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 22nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Napa

— 2 nights

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Judd's Hill MicroCrush, do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Castello di Amorosa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then savor the flavors at Sonoma Valley.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Napa online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 45°F in Napa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Monterey.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Monterey

— 2 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 26th (Mon): learn the secrets of beer at Monterey Bay Food Tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): shop like a local with Gallery by the Sea Carmel, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive, and finally stop by AiX.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey online trip maker.

You can drive from Napa to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Napa in October: highs in Monterey hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
On the 28th (Wed), hike along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Yosemite National Park trip simple and quick.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect much colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Monterey in October, with lows around 28°F.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.

California travel guide

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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.