60 days in New York City, California & Indianapolis Itinerary

60 days in New York City, California & Indianapolis Itinerary

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60 days in New York City, California & Indianapolis Itinerary

Start: Durham
train + Fly:  13​h
1
New York City
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
2
Trinidad
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Santa Rosa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Truckee
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Mammoth Lakes
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
11
Indianapolis
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + tram + train:  14​h 45​min
End: Durham

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planning website .

Durham, UK to New York City is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to New York City is minus 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Durham in October, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 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 Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

4
nights
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. Get outdoors at Redwood National Park and Tall Trees Grove. Relax by the water at Enderts Beach and Camel Rock. Get out of town with these interesting Trinidad side-trips: Redwood National Park (California Coastal Trail & Trillium Falls Hike), Hikshari Trail (in Eureka) and Stout Grove (in Crescent City). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Humboldt Redwoods State Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex, admire all the interesting features of Avenue of the Giants, and take in breathtaking views at Fern Canyon.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Trinidad road trip site .

Explore your travel options from New York City to Trinidad with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Trinidad. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Trinidad at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Trinidad

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Camel Rock, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Fern Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

4
nights
Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safari West and Bodega Dunes. Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Gualala Point Regional Park (in Gualala), Bodega Head (in Bodega Bay) and Point Reyes National Seashore (Sculptured Beach & Tule Elk Preserve). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, enjoy the sand and surf at Sonoma Coast State Beach, and stroll through Goat Rock Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santa Rosa travel route builder website .

You can drive from Trinidad to Santa Rosa in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Trinidad in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Rosa: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Helena, Point Reyes National Seashore, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Gualala Point Regional Park, Gracianna Winery
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Safari West ©
Safari West

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and Musee Mecanique. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Rockaway Beach (in Pacifica). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, stop by Exploratorium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach, and wander the streets of SoMa.

Make your San Francisco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Santa Rosa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Rosa in October, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then kick back and relax at Manresa State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): kick back and relax at China Cove and Gibson Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, then immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Del Mar Beach.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Manresa State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

4
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Relax by the water at West End Beach and Commons Beach Park. Step out of the city life by going to West Coast Falconry and Truckee River Bike Trail. Step out of Truckee with an excursion to SWA Watersports in Homewood--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hike along Mt Judah Loop Trail, grab your bike and head to Truckee Bike Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and go for a walk through Truckee River Legacy Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Truckee trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Carmel to Truckee in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Carmel in October: highs in Truckee hover around 20°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Tahoe City, West Coast Falconry, Five Lakes Creek Trailhead, SWA Watersports
Highlights from your plan
West Coast Falconry ©
West Coast Falconry
Five Lakes Creek Trailhead ©
Five Lakes Creek Trailhead
Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park

5
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Baldwin Beach and El Dorado Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum and Hellman-Ehrman Mansion. Take a break from South Lake Tahoe with a short trip to Eagle Rock Hiking Trail in Homewood, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Kiva Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakeside Beach, admire all the interesting features of Stream Profile Chamber, and identify plant and animal life at Van Sickle Bi-State Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe travel route planning website .

You can drive from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, Meeks Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Mt. Tallac Trail ©
Mt. Tallac Trail

6
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at North Dome, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take some stellar pictures from Half Dome, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary website .

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mammoth Lakes when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in November, with lows around -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

6
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Nicholas Canyon Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Newport Beach (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Marina Park), Zuma Beach (in Malibu) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, stroll through Playa Del Rey Beach, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in November, expect Los Angeles to be warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Newport Beach, Manhattan Beach, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

6
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 in touch with nature at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Relax by the water at Black's Beach and Children's Pool. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine), Encinitas (Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens & Moonlight Beach State Park) and Goodan Ranch Sycamore Canyon Preserve (in Poway). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 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 up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Encinitas, Goodan Ranch Sycamore Canyon Preserve, Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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nights
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Exotic Feline Rescue Center and Wolf creek habitat and rescue. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Indiana War Memorial and Saint John Evangelist Catholic Church. Get out of town with these interesting Indianapolis side-trips: Salt Creek Trail (in Nashville), Starve Hollow State Recreation Area (in Vallonia) and Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area (in Linton). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lilly Nature Center, explore the activities along Sodalis Nature Park, get outside with Dayton Dragons Baseball, and have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Indianapolis trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from San Diego to Indianapolis in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Indianapolis is 3 hours. In November, Indianapolis is colder than San Diego - with highs of 13°C and lows of 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

Side Trips

Brookville, Nickel Plate Trail, Dayton Dragons Baseball, Lilly Nature Center, Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Starve Hollow State Recreation Area ©
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge ©

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