52 days in United States Itinerary

52 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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New York City
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Grand Rapids
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Bozeman
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Portland
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Carmel
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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San Diego
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Venice
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New York City

— 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

Discover how to plan a New York City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Portland to New York City is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, New York City is somewhat warmer than Portland - with highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can fly to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Grand Rapids

— 5 nights

Furniture City

The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Rapids: Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners), Holland (S. Kamphuis Blueberries & Van Raalte Farm) and Gene the Pumpkin Man (in Kalamazoo). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Lake Stables, relax in the rural setting at Deer Tracks Junction, admire the striking features of Meyer May House, and take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Rapids trip planning website.

You can fly from New York City to Grand Rapids in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in Grand Rapids at 48°F and lows at 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly to Bozeman.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Bozeman

— 6 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bozeman: Yellowstone National Park (Palette Spring, Mammoth Hot Springs, &more).

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bozeman driving holiday planner.

Getting from Grand Rapids to Bozeman by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Grand Rapids to Bozeman due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Rapids in November, expect Bozeman to be a bit cooler, temps between 42°F and 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can fly to Portland.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Portland

— 6 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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River) and Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park & Haystack Rock). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, trek along Forest Park, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and stroll around Hoyt Arboretum.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Portland travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Bozeman to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bozeman to Portland, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bozeman in November, you will find days in Portland are somewhat warmer (53°F), and nights are much warmer (42°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: VGS Chateau Potelle (in St. Helena) and Ace It Bike Tours (in Windsor). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in November; daily highs in San Francisco reach 64°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Carmel

— 5 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carmel: LJB Farms (in San Martin), Partington Cove (in Big Sur) and San Simeon (Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop & Piedras Blancas). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, do a tasting at Wrath Tasting Room- Carmel, and enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Carmel trip planning tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica), Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

You can fly from Carmel to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Carmel - with highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

San Diego

— 7 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.
Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, stroll around La Jolla Cove, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Diego travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in San Diego are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Venice

— 3 nights
Venice is a city in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Punta Gorda) and Siesta Beach (in Siesta Key). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll around Maxine Barritt Park, and stroll through Crescent Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Venice online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Venice takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in December, with highs in Venice at 77°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.