69 days in United States Itinerary

69 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Plymouth
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Salem
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Marco Island
— 3 nights
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Daytona Beach
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Panama City Beach
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Santa Monica
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Ventura
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Cambria
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Santa Cruz
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San Francisco
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Yosemite National Park
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Truckee
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Williams
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Lahaina, Maui
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Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ellis Island and Gateway National Recreation. Get some cultural insight at Governors Island National Monument and Museum of Chinese in America. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Rockaway Beach (in Far Rockaway) and Coney Island (in Brooklyn).

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary maker app.

Cape Town, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town to New York City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Plymouth.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Plymouth

America's Hometown

Rightly calling itself "America's Hometown," Plymouth holds a prominent place in the nation's history and culture as the site of the first Puritan colony.
Step out of the city life by going to Great Island Trail and Myles Standish State Forest. Do some cultural sightseeing at Plimoth Patuxet and Slater Mill Museum. Step out of Plymouth to go to Wellfleet and see Duck Harbor Beach, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Mayflower Society House and Library and take in the exciting artwork at Richard Sparrow House.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Plymouth trip maker tool.

You can drive from New York City to Plymouth in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Plymouth hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Plymouth

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Salem

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Crane Beach and Peabody Essex Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Nantasket Beach and Salisbury Beach State Reservation. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Witch House and go for a stroll along the water at Pickering Wharf.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Salem travel route planning website.

Getting from Plymouth to Salem by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October in Salem, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Portland

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Get in touch with nature at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge and Kennebunk Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Victoria Mansion and Tate House Museum. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Casco Bay and stroll through East End Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Salem to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Marco Island.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. On the 12th (Mon), head off the coast to Cape Romano and then kick back and relax at South Marco Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Tigertail Beach and then paddle through the water with Tigertail Beach Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Marco Island online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Marco Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Portland in October, expect Marco Island to be warmer, temps between 35°C and 23°C. You will leave for Daytona Beach on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

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Daytona Beach

The World's Most Famous Beach

The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Beach at Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Halifax Historical Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Andy Romano Beachfront Park and examine the collection at MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Daytona Beach holiday planner.

Drive from Marco Island to Daytona Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Panama City Beach

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take advantage of the amenities at Carillon Beach and then kick back and relax at Panama City Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): get the adrenaline pumping with Funpcb and then step off the mainland to explore Shell Island.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Panama City Beach tour planning site.

You can drive from Daytona Beach to Panama City Beach in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Daytona Beach in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Panama City Beach, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at La Jolla Shores Park and Ocean Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Whaley House Museum. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Mission Bay Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Cabrillo Tide Pools, and contemplate the long history of Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Panama City Beach to San Diego by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Panama City Beach in October, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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Santa Monica

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
We've included these beaches for you: Santa Monica State Beach and Redondo Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Torrance Beach and Marina Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Malibu Lagoon State Beach, see the interesting displays at Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

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Drive from San Diego to Santa Monica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and tram. In October in Santa Monica, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ventura.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Ventura

Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. Visit Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach and Oxnard Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Carpinteria State Beach and Emma Wood State Beach. There's more to do: take in the waterfront at Ventura Pier and Promenade.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ventura trip maker website.

Drive from Santa Monica to Ventura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or take a bus. In October in Ventura, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Ventura

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Cambria

Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Visit Moonstone Beach and Sand Dollar Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Piedras Blancas and William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach. Step out of Cambria with an excursion to Hearst Castle in San Simeon--about 30 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cambria journey maker site.

Drive from Ventura to Cambria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Ventura in October, you will find days in Cambria are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are slightly colder (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Visiting Asilomar State Beach and Natural Bridges State Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Main Beach. When in Santa Cruz, make a side trip to see Point Lobos in Carmel, approximately Carmel away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cowell's Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz road trip app.

Traveling by car from Cambria to Santa Cruz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Alcatraz Island. Visiting Angel Island State Park and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, admire the masterpieces at Museum of the African Diaspora, and examine the collection at USS Hornet Museum.

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You can drive from Santa Cruz to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Santa Cruz in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

3
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. There's lots more to do: trek along Lembert Dome, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gaylor Lake.

Discover how to plan a Yosemite National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 14°C, while nights are colder with lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): tour along fresh powder with Sugar Bowl Resort. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum and then explore the activities along Lake Tahoe.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Truckee trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Truckee. In November, daily temperatures in Truckee can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Get in touch with nature at Tusayan Museum and Grand Canyon South Rim. It doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Toroweap Point.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Truckee to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Truckee to Grand Canyon National Park. In November, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Williams.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Williams

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Williams Depot and then delve into the lush surroundings at Kaibab National Forest. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Jerome State Historic Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Douglas Mansion.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Williams trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Williams takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Williams, with lows around -1°C. You'll set off for Honolulu on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Williams

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

3
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Sunset Beach Park and Sandy Beach Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Banzai Pipeline and Waikiki Beach. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Head State Monument.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Honolulu trip website.

Traveling by flight from Williams to Honolulu takes 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Williams in November, with highs in Honolulu at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Lahaina, Maui

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Wo Hing Temple Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Honokeana Bay, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lahaina road trip tool.

Fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Captain Cook.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii

A small town with big ocean views, Captain Cook lies on top of an ancient fault line that was responsible for creating the nearby Kealakekua Bay thousands of years ago.
We've included these beaches for you: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Waialea Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Honaunau Bay and Manini Kapahukapu Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) in Kailua-Kona (about 44 minutes away). It doesn't end there: stroll through Kahaluu Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Captain Cook trip planner.

Getting from Lahaina to Captain Cook by flight takes about 5 hours. November in Captain Cook sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Captain Cook

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.