43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Boston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Hartford
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
12
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
15
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
16
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
17
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
18
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
19
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Munich

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night
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then stop by Brookline Booksmith, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Louisburg Square, take a stroll through North End, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nantasket Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Boston travel itinerary creator.

Munich, Germany to Boston is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Munich in October: high temperatures in Boston hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nantasket Beach, Brookline Booksmith
Highlights from your plan
Nantasket Beach ©
Nantasket Beach
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Louisburg Square ©
Louisburg Square

1
night
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. On the 29th (Sun), browse the different shops at The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk and then take an in-depth tour of Mark Twain House & Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hartford itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Boston to Hartford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Hartford, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Hartford

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk
Highlights from your plan
The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Visit 9/11 Memorial and Gateway National Recreation for their historical value. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, explore the striking landscape of Hamilton Grange National Memorial, go for a walk through Central Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New York City online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Hartford to New York City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Hartford in October, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Long Beach, Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 4th (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence National Historical Park, then browse the exhibits of Independence Hall, and finally pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Philadelphia when traveling from New York City in November, with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Takoma Park Farmers Market, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Washington DC itinerary builder.

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. November in Washington DC sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Takoma Park Farmers Market
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Folly Beach Public Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Charleston online itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Charleston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Charleston: highs are around 23°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Folly Beach Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Tybee Island Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, and then admire the striking features of Historic Savannah Theatre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Savannah vacation builder.

Drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Tybee Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 9th (Thu), stop by Krog Street Market.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta vacation trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Atlanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Savannah in November, expect nights in Atlanta to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Atlanta

Nightlife Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
High Museum of Art ©
High Museum of Art
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park
Krog Street Market ©
Krog Street Market

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stop by Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio..

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis custom trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid ©
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 12th (Sun), wander the streets of Royal Street, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally take a stroll through Frenchmen Street.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in November, New Orleans is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
Frenchmen Street ©
Frenchmen Street

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, then appreciate the extensive heritage of La Villita Historic Arts Village, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read San Antonio trip itinerary maker.

Getting from New Orleans to San Antonio by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in November: highs in San Antonio hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

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nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and then take in a show at Bellagio Fountains. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Antonio to Las Vegas. Traveling from San Antonio in November, plan for little chillier nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally take in a show at Hopi House. Keep things going the next day: trek along Rim Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in November: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 14°C, while lows dip to -7°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

3
nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Keep things going the next day: catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then look for gifts at Navajo Jewelry and Design.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Monument Valley vacation planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of -2°C in Monument Valley. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to San Diego.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Goosenecks State Park, Bluff Fort Historic Site, Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Bluff Fort Historic Site ©
Bluff Fort Historic Site
Goosenecks State Park ©
Goosenecks State Park

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nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at USS Midway Museum and Mormon Battalion Historic Site. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. There's still lots to do: stroll through La Jolla Cove, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, contemplate the long history of Marston House Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Diego itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to San Diego takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Monument Valley to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Monument Valley in November: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, and finally look for gifts at Magicopolis.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santa Monica trip builder.

Drive from San Diego to Santa Monica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Santa Monica are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Beverly Hills
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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nights
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.
On your second day here, browse the different shops at The Grove, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, then pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles travel planner.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. In November in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Grove ©
The Grove
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and finally stop by The Cheese Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Los Angeles to Carmel in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: high temperatures in Carmel hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Baker Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at China Beach, take a stroll through The Castro, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. December in San Francisco sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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