60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Keystone
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
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Springdale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryce
— 1 night
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Torrey
— 1 night
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Page
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Death Valley Junction
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
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Beatty
— 1 night
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Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Cambria
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Anaheim
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
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Natchez
— 1 night
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Vicksburg
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Clarksdale
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 4 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Birmingham
— 1 night
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New Orleans
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Keystone

— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of South Dakota State Railroad Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Black Hills, learn about winemaking at Twisted Pine Winery, then look for gifts at Granite Sports, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Keystone trip itinerary maker.

Dallas to Keystone is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in September, expect Keystone to be cooler, temps between 25°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip planning app.

Getting from Keystone to Las Vegas 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 Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Keystone in September: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 39°C and lows are around 25°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Springdale.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping

Springdale

— 2 nights
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Watchman Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Springdale travel route planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Springdale by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or fly. Traveling from Las Vegas to Springdale, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in Springdale are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are much colder (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Springdale

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Bryce

— 1 night
Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, and finally look for gifts at Ruby's Inn.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bryce itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Springdale to Bryce in 2 hours. In September, Bryce is a bit cooler than Springdale - with highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Torrey.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Torrey

— 1 night
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Fruita Schoolhouse, explore the striking landscape at Water Pocket Fold, steep yourself in history at Behunin Cabin, then hike along Sunset Point Trail, and finally hike along Chimney Rock Trail.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Torrey vacation website.

You can drive from Bryce to Torrey in 2 hours. September in Torrey sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Lions Park. Head to Bret Edge Photography Gallery and Gallery Moab LCAfor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Moab to Arches National Park to see Windows about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hike along Double Arch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moab Brand Trails, take in the exciting artwork at Tom Till Gallery, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Torrey to Moab takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Torrey in September; daily highs in Moab reach 34°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 night
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): make a trip to Far View Sites, delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, take in the dramatic natural features at Square Tower House, examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spruce Canyon Trail, and finally make a trip to Park Point.

Start your trip to Mesa Verde National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Moab to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Moab in September, Mesa Verde National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Monument Valley

— 1 night
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, walk around Sandstone Tours, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Monument Valley when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 24th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Powell Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and then have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Page trip maker app.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Page, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, take some stellar pictures from Shoshone Point, then don't miss a visit to Moran Point, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and finally get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from Page in September, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Death Valley Junction.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Death Valley Junction

— 1 night
Death Valley Junction is a tiny Mojave Desert community in unincorporated community Inyo County, California, at the intersection of SR 190 and SR 127, just east of Death Valley National Park. On the 27th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley Junction trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley Junction takes 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley Junction is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Death Valley Junction at 38°C and lows at 20°C. You will leave for Death Valley National Park on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Death Valley Junction

Historic Sites

Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Death Valley Junction to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Death Valley National Park, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Beatty.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Beatty

— 1 night
Beatty is an unincorporated town along the Amargosa River in Nye County in the U.S. state of Nevada. Discover how to plan a Beatty trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Beatty takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will leave for Mammoth Lakes on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Beatty

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Mammoth Lakes

— 1 night
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 29th (Tue), look for gifts at Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes, trek along Mammoth Crest Trail, then hike along Earthquake Fault, then tee off at Sierra Star Golf Club, and finally identify plant and animal life at McGee Creek.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Beatty to Mammoth Lakes takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from Beatty, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Mammoth Lakes, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Step out of the city life by going to Yosemite Falls and El Capitan. There's much more to do: hike along Panorama Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and browse the exhibits of Ansel Adams Gallery.

Plan trip to Yosemite National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Cable Car Museum and Walt Disney Family Museum capture your imagination. Visiting Lands End and Fort Funston National Park will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Union Square, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and stroll through Marshall’s Beach.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral, kick back and relax at Breakwater, enjoy the sand and surf at McAbee Beach, then pause for some photo ops at The Cannery Row Monument, then learn about winemaking at A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey itinerary builder.

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Cambria

— 1 night
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). Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, do a tasting at Moonstone Cellars, then view the masterpieces at Artifacts Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Ephraim Pottery West Gallery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Leffingwell Landing.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cambria road trip planner.

Drive from Monterey to Cambria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Monterey in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Cambria, with highs around 33°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Casa del Herrero, admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic La Arcada Courtyard, then look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve, then examine the collection at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cambria to Santa Barbara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cambria in October, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be a bit warmer, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Wineries

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and Redondo Beach. Popular historic sites such as The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Santa Monica Pier are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Malibu (El Matador State Beach & Zuma Beach) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Los Angeles. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim

— 1 night

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): catch some excitement at Indiana Jones Adventure, then catch some excitement at Pirates of the Caribbean, and then experience the excitement of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Anaheim holiday planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Anaheim by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle; or take a train. In October in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Fun & Games

San Diego

— 3 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Get in touch with nature at Coronado Beach and La Jolla Cove. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar), South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad) and Moonlight State Beach (in Encinitas). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Pacific Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Fashion Valley, and stroll through Windansea Beach.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego route app.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in October, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shelby American Inc and The LINQ Promenade. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Counts Kustoms and The Mob Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). See some other sides of Las Vegas: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage, examine the collection at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, and get engrossed in the history at Titanic.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip builder.

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New York City

— 5 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ground Zero Museum Workshop and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, take a stroll through SoHo, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Take the guesswork out of planning a New York City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Las Vegas to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New York City. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, take a stroll through Independence Mall, then contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at City Hall Visitor Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fireman's Hall, contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then get engrossed in the history at National Liberty Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Benjamin Franklin Museum.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Washington DC

— 3 nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of African American History and Culture and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Let the collections at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, view the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Smithsonian Institution Building.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC journey builder app.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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 31st (Sat): partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip maker site.

You can fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in October, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Natchez.

Things to do in New Orleans

Fun & Games · Museums
Highlights from your trip

Natchez

— 1 night
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Stratton Chapel Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Natchez driving holiday planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Natchez in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in October: highs in Natchez hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Natchez

Museums

Vicksburg

Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Trinity.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vicksburg day trip website.

Getting from Natchez to Vicksburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Clarksdale.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Clarksdale

— 1 night
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Rock & Blues Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Stan Streets Hambone Art Gallery, and then get engrossed in the history at Emmett Till museum Interpretive Center.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Clarksdale tour planner.

Getting from Vicksburg to Clarksdale by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Vicksburg in November, you will find days in Clarksdale are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Clarksdale

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Memphis

— 4 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
You'll explore and learn at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stax Museum of American Soul Music and The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, try your luck at Southland Casino Racing, and see the interesting displays at Graceland.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Memphis itinerary planner.

Getting from Clarksdale to Memphis by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Memphis are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Nashville

— 2 nights

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.
To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nashville road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. November in Nashville sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will leave for Birmingham on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Civil Rights District.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Birmingham takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to New Orleans.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

New Orleans

— 1 night

The Big Easy

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Birmingham to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Birmingham in November since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 19°C. You will leave for home on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in New Orleans

Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums

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.