60 days in New York City, Indianapolis & California Itinerary

60 days in New York City, Indianapolis & California Itinerary

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Start: Durham
+4
Train + Tram + Fly + Bus + Train:  13 h
1
New York City
— 9 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
2
Indianapolis
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Mammoth Lakes
— 8 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Napa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Healdsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Durham

9
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Philadelphia (Society Hill, Rittenhouse Square, &more). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City road trip tool.

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 subway. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Durham to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in October, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Philadelphia
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
Tiffany & Co. ©
Tiffany & Co.

6
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.
Shop till you drop at Bloomington Community Farmers Market and Applacres. Venture out of the city with trips to Cabbages & Kings (in Crawfordsville), Indiana University (in Bloomington) and Clay Terrace (in Carmel). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing, get some fabulous bargains at Indiana Premium Outlets, look for gifts at Gaither Family Resource Center, and walk around Smale Riverfront Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Indianapolis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in October since evenings lows in Indianapolis dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bloomington, Applacres, Gaither Family Resource Center, Dayton Dragons Baseball, Smale Riverfront Park
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Applacres ©
Applacres
Gaither Family Resource Center ©
Gaither Family Resource Center
Indiana Premium Outlets ©
Indiana Premium Outlets

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.
Head to Gaslamp Quarter and Westfield Horton Plazafor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Art Beat on Main Street (in Vista), Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego sightseeing tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Indianapolis to San Diego takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In October, San Diego is a bit warmer than Indianapolis - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cedros Design District, Art Beat on Main Street, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter
Spanish Village Art Center ©
Spanish Village Art Center

2
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
On the 23rd (Wed), look for gifts at Gubler Orchids, then take in the awesome beauty at Eureka Peak, then explore the world behind art at Heather James Fine Art, and finally take in the exciting artwork at CODA Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Antique Galleries of Palm Springs, don't miss a visit to Redlands Bowl, and then revel in the low prices at Desert Hills Premium Outlets.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Palm Springs trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Palm Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Diego in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Shopping Museums Nature

Side Trips

Palm Desert, Eureka Peak, Gubler Orchids, Redlands Bowl, Desert Hills Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Gubler Orchids ©
Gubler Orchids
Desert Hills Premium Outlets ©
Desert Hills Premium Outlets
CODA Gallery ©
CODA Gallery

8
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.
Do your shopping at Amoeba Music and Hammer Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (The Disneyland Story Presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, The Disney Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, browse the different shops at Santa Monica Place, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, and don't miss a visit to Two Rodeo Drive.

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Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Palm Springs, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Beverly Hills, The Americana at Brand, The Gamble House
Highlights from your plan
Amoeba Music ©
Amoeba Music
The Grove ©
The Grove
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

8
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Head to Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Explore Mammoth Lakes' surroundings by going to Yosemite National Park (Half Dome, Vernal Fall, &more).

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes online route builder.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: high temperatures in Mammoth Lakes hover around 14°C and lows are around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery

5
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters and Wyland Galleries. Explore South Lake Tahoe's surroundings by going to Truckee (Mt Judah Loop Trail, Truckee Bike Park, &more), Homewood (Eagle Rock Hiking Trail & SWA Watersports) and Truckee River Bike Trail (in Tahoe City). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiva Beach, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mammoth Lakes to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in November, with lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Napa.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Truckee, Homewood, Truckee River Bike Trail, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters ©
Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters
Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery ©
Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery

4
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Oxbow Public Market and V Marketplace. Change things up with these side-trips from Napa: Sears Point Racing Experience (in Sonoma), Schramsberg Vineyards (in Calistoga) and St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Pride Mountain Vineyards, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa, admire the majestic nature at Jack London State Historic Park, do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Lisa Kristine Gallery Sonoma.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Napa trip planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Napa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in November, expect Napa to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Sonoma, Glen Ellen, St. Helena, Rutherford, V Marketplace
Highlights from your plan
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market
V Marketplace ©
V Marketplace

3
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Head to Petaluma Seed Bank and Patrick Amiotfor plenty of shopping. Explore Healdsburg's surroundings by going to Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, view the masterpieces at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, and see the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Healdsburg trip itinerary website.

Getting from Napa to Healdsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Sebastopol, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Petaluma Seed Bank
Highlights from your plan
Safari West ©
Safari West
Petaluma Seed Bank ©
Petaluma Seed Bank
Patrick Amiot ©
Patrick Amiot

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Civic Center. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, and shop like a local with Union Square.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning app.

Getting from Healdsburg 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 Healdsburg in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in San Francisco. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market ©
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Ghirardelli Square ©
Ghirardelli Square

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