21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  9​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
7
New York City
— 7 nights
End: New York City


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1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands, then stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and finally see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and then don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning website .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. Traveling from New York City in November, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
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. To find out how to plan a trip to Carmel, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Sur, AiX, Asilomar State Beach
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Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

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.
On the 5th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at El Portal Market. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel route planner .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. While traveling from Carmel, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Shopping

Side Trip

El Portal Market
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Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail
El Portal Market ©
El Portal Market
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and then stop by Bergamot Station.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trip

Bergamot Station
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Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station

3
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Head to Sundance Square and Lifestylez Nails Spafor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dallas: Fort Worth (Kimbell Art Museum & Fort Worth Botanic Garden). There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Dallas online trip maker .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Dallas in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Dallas. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Lifestylez Nails Spa
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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Sundance Square ©
Sundance Square
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Space Center Houston and Room Escape Games. Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Farmers Market at Imperial Sugar Land (in Sugar Land), Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac) and Bishop's Palace (in Galveston). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and admire the sheer force of Water Wall.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Houston trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Houston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Houston: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bishop's Palace, Farmers Market at Imperial Sugar Land, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge ©
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Farmers Market at Imperial Sugar Land ©

7
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.
Head to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and Chelsea Marketfor plenty of shopping. Step off the beaten path and head to Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Washington Square Park. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie), Benmarl Vineyards and Winery (in Marlboro) and Adams Fairacre Farms (in Wappingers Falls). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Greenwich Village, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and shop like a local with SoHo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Houston to New York City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Houston to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in November: high temperatures in New York City hover around 16°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Benmarl Vineyards and Winery, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Dumbo, Adams Fairacre Farms
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