58 days in United States Itinerary

58 days in United States Itinerary

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Seattle
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Yellowstone National Park
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Keystone
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Chicago
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Cleveland
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Boston
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New York City
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Washington DC
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Nashville
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Miami
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New Orleans
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Austin
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Dallas
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Santa Fe
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Sedona
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Kanab
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Zion National Park
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Las Vegas
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San Diego
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Anaheim
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Los Angeles
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Yosemite National Park
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San Francisco
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Seattle

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Space Needle, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seattle itinerary builder app.

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get slightly colder in Seattle: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately Grand Teton National Park away. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online holiday builder.

Fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around -4°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Keystone

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 7th (Mon), stroll through Presidential Trail, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Rushmore Tramway Adventures.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Keystone trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and taxi. In October, Keystone is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 16°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 9th (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then stroll around Millennium Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the striking features of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and then see where the action happens at Wrigley Field.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Chicago using our trip planner.

Getting from Keystone to Chicago by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Keystone in October, expect Chicago to be a bit warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Cleveland

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
On the 11th (Fri), try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino, then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): appreciate the history behind James A. Garfield Monument, then see where the action happens at Progressive Field, and then get a taste of the local shopping with West Side Market.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cleveland vacation planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Cleveland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Cleveland. In October, daily temperatures in Cleveland can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites

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Boston

Beantown

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and then catch a live event at Fenway Park. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, stroll around Boston Common, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

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

Traveling by flight from Cleveland to Boston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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New York City

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.
On the 15th (Tue), appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then stroll through Central Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder app.

You can fly from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boston in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Washington DC online travel route builder.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 19th (Sat), witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville travel planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Nashville by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife · Museums · Historic Sites

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Miami

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 20th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, have fun at Lock & Load Miami, then see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace. On your second day here, kick back and relax at South Beach, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Miami tour planner.

Getting from Nashville to Miami by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Miami is 1 hour. While traveling from Nashville, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Miami, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and finally visit Garden District. On the next day, stroll around New Orleans City Park, then make a trip to French Quarter, and then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner.

Fly from Miami to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to New Orleans. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Miami in October: highs in New Orleans hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 24th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then admire the striking features of The Driskill, and finally get your game on at The Escape Game Austin. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail and then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Austin trip app.

Fly from New Orleans to Austin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Austin: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

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Dallas

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 26th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, then pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dallas journey builder.

Drive from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. October in Dallas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Santa Fe

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 28th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, then see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at New Mexico Legislature.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe day trip planner.

Fly from Dallas to Santa Fe in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in October, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Santa Fe: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, then explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then look for gifts at Cocopah. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and finally appreciate the history behind 911 Memorial.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sedona online vacation planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Sedona in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in October, with highs in Sedona at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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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 1st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail. On the next day, trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are colder (0°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 3rd (Sun), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and then take in the exciting artwork at Raven's Heart Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Kanab Heritage House Museum, stroll through Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access), and then admire the majestic nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanab online road trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Kanab in 4 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November: high temperatures in Kanab hover around 19°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

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Zion National Park

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 5th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip maker tool.

Getting from Kanab to Zion National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Zion National Park can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). There's much more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, have fun at Paris Las Vegas, shop like a local with The Strip, and take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Zion National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

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San Diego

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

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Anaheim

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 12th (Tue), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Anaheim road trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

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Los Angeles

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.
Pack the 14th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

Before you visit Los Angeles, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Anaheim to Los Angeles in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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Yosemite National Park

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, trek along Mariposa Grove, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, things will get cooler in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 14°C and lows about -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip site.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

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Honolulu, Oahu

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial, then admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument, and then explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Honolulu trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: highs in Honolulu hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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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.

South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

New Mexico travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.

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.

Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.