60 days in New York City, California & Indianapolis Itinerary

60 days in New York City, California & Indianapolis Itinerary

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New York City
— 6 nights
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Trinidad
— 4 nights
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Santa Rosa
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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Truckee
— 4 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Indianapolis
— 7 nights

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New York City

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Visiting Speed Boats Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City online driving holiday planner.

Durham, UK to New York City is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to New York City is minus 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Durham in October; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Must see
Central Park
4.8
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Must see
9/11 Memorial
4.7

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Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. We've included these beaches for you: Enderts Beach and Camel Rock. Get outdoors at Redwood National Park and Tall Trees Grove. Get out of town with these interesting Trinidad side-trips: Hikshari Trail (in Eureka), California Coastal Trail (in Redwood National Park) and Stout Grove (in Crescent City). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Avenue of the Giants, take in breathtaking views at Fern Canyon, cruise along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, and immerse yourself in nature at Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Trinidad online vacation maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New York City to Trinidad. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In October, Trinidad is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Trinidad

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Redwood National Park
4.8

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Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ©

Where Everything Comes Together

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Take a break from the city and head to Sonoma Coast State Beach and Bodega Dunes. Visit Goat Rock Beach and Bodega Head for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Rosa side-trips: Gualala Point Regional Park (in Gualala), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Point Reyes National Seashore (Sculptured Beach & Tule Elk Preserve). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and admire the majestic nature at Jack London State Historic Park.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Rosa itinerary planner.

You can drive from Trinidad to Santa Rosa in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Trinidad, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Rosa, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Funston National Park and China Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Rockaway Beach (in Pacifica) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, stop by SoMa, and wander the streets of Union Square.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Santa Rosa to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Rosa in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7

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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. On the 23rd (Wed), get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Manresa State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at China Cove and Gibson Beach, then kick back and relax at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, then admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar Beach.

Plan trip to Carmel with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Must see
Point Lobos
4.9
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.8

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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Escape the urban bustle at West End Beach and Truckee Bike Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum and Historic Downtown Truckee. Explore Truckee's surroundings by going to West Coast Falconry (in Marysville), SWA Watersports (in Homewood) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Tahoe City). There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at Commons Beach Park, grab your bike and head to Truckee River Bike Trail, stroll through Truckee River Legacy Trail, and trek along Five Lakes Creek Trailhead.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Truckee trip site.

Getting from Carmel to Truckee by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Carmel in October, expect nights in Truckee to be much colder, around -3°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

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Biking Trail
Truckee Bike Park
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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pope Beach and Baldwin Beach. Hellman-Ehrman Mansion and Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from South Lake Tahoe with a short trip to Eagle Rock Hiking Trail in Homewood, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Alpine Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Dorado Beach, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe online route maker.

Getting from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Beach
Kiva Beach
4.7
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.1

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and North Dome. Explore Mammoth Lakes' surroundings by going to Yosemite National Park (Half Dome, Vernal Fall, &more).

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes road trip tool.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Mammoth Lakes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mammoth Lakes, with lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Must see
Half Dome
4.9
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Glacier Point
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National Park
Elizabeth Lake
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Los Angeles

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.
The Getty Center and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Santa Monica State Beach and Nicholas Canyon Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Zuma Beach (in Malibu) and Newport Beach (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Marina Park). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santa Monica Mountains, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, Los Angeles is warmer than Mammoth Lakes - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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San Diego

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.
Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Get a sense of the local culture at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Goodan Ranch Sycamore Canyon Preserve (in Poway), Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Encinitas (Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens & Moonlight Beach State Park). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Diego road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Saint John Evangelist Catholic Church and Indiana War Memorial. Take a break from the city and head to Exotic Feline Rescue Center and Starve Hollow State Recreation Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Indianapolis: Brookville (Morgan's Outdoor Adventures, Inc. & Wolf creek habitat and rescue), Salt Creek Trail (in Nashville) and Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area (in Linton). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Bad Axe Throwing, look for all kinds of wild species at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, explore the activities along Sodalis Nature Park, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Indianapolis online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Indianapolis takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in November, things will get much colder in Indianapolis: highs are around 13°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

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