33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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Portland
— 2 nights
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
3
Boston
— 2 nights
4
New York City
— 2 nights
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
6
Chicago
— 2 nights
7
Denver
— 2 nights
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
9
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
10
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
11
Kanab
— 1 night
12
Monument Valley
— 1 night
13
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
14
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
15
San Francisco
— 4 nights

2
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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, then see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Portland trip app.

Perth, Australia to Portland is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Perth to Portland. When traveling from Perth in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Portland, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, St. Mary's Catholic Church
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
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Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): trek along Snoqualmie Falls. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then examine the collection at Museum of Pop Culture, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Seattle day trip planner.

You can drive from Portland to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. October in Seattle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
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The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture

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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Strawbery Banke Museum. Popular historic sites such as Old North Church & Historic Site and Granary Burying Ground are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Old Burying Point Cemetery (in Salem) and Hampton Beach State Park (in Hampton). There's still lots to do: visit North End, take a stroll through Waterfront, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Boston itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Seattle to Boston in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Boston due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Burying Point Cemetery, Strawbery Banke Museum, Hampton Beach State Park
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ©
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, then explore the world behind art at The Met Cloisters, then stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through SoHo, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Frick Collection.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Boston to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then take in the history at Manassas National Battlefield Park, and finally examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip maker app.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arlington, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Manassas National Battlefield Park, Old Town
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 27th (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, then get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, and then take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, get curious at Field Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Washington DC to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in October, things will get slightly colder in Chicago: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Denver travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Chicago to Denver in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Denver. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Norris Geyser Basin, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, taxi, shuttle, and car. Expect colder weather when traveling from Denver in October: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Norris Geyser Basin ©
Norris Geyser Basin
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, then admire the natural beauty at Temple Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 14°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stroll through Angel's Landing and then hike along The Narrows. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Salt Lake City in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 19°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kanab online trip planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Kanab in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park ©
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
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 6th (Fri): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Monument Valley road trip planning website.

You can drive from Kanab to Monument Valley in 4 hours. While traveling from Kanab, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Monument Valley, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Photography Tours

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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 (Sat): admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach and then learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Monument Valley in November, things will get much warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Santa Monica State Beach
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then make a trip to Olmsted Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in November; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 14°C and lows reach -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
California State Railroad Museum and Cable Car Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marin Headlands and Crocker Art Museum. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's still lots to do: stroll around Presidio of San Francisco, get great views at Twin Peaks, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November: highs in San Francisco hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Sacramento, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

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